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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.



Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Directions to RRPDC


Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



 

Demographics

Demographic data for the Richmond Region is available from a variety of sources.  Listed below are several sources commonly used by professional planners.  These sources provide a wide variety of data at various geographic levels, from the locality scale to the census block.  Where possible links are provided to forms displaying commonly requested information. 

 

Decennial Census

As prescribed in the Constitution, the US Government conducts a census of the population every ten years in order to determine the distribution of seats in the House of Representatives.  Today, this is called the Population and Housing Census, or the Decennial Census.  Data gathered during the 2010 Census included age, sex, race, ethnicity, and housing type.

Census 2010 Website

RRPDC Census based charts and tables:

 

American Community Survey

In past decennial censuses, the Census Bureau used two forms to sample the population.  A "long form" and a "short form."  The short form was the basic Census questionnaire that had only a few questions and took a few minutes to complete.  The long form was a much lengthier questionnaire that included the short form questions in addition to questions about education, income, disability, employment, commuting, among others.   In the early 2000s, the Census Bureau decided to eliminate the long form and replaced it with the American Community Survey (ACS).  The ACS is a detailed questionnaire that is sent to a small percentage of the population throughout the year, ever year.  Data from the ACS are available as 1 year, 3 year, or 5 year estimates for a variety of census geographies depending on population size. 

 

Population 65,000+

1-Year Estimates

Population 20,000+

3-Year Estimates

Population less than 20,000

5-Year Estimates

American Community Survey Website http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

 

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is a portal created by the US Census Bureau to access and query many Census product datasets including 2010 Census, ACS, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, among many others.   Data can be queried by topic, geography, year, etc.  The American FactFinder site is available at http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.   Tutorials on the use of American Factfinder can be accessed here: http://factfinder2.census.gov/legacy/aff2.html.

 

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) combines Federal employment data with Census population data to provide users with updated employment and commuting information about the population in a variety of geographies.  The LEHD website is here http://lehdmap.did.census.gov/.   For information on how to access LEHD data, tutorial information is available here: http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/datatools/tutorials.html.

 

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia

The Weldon Cooper Center produces annual population estimates and other statistics for localities in Virginia. Demographics and workforce data can be found here http://www.coopercenter.org/demographics.

RRPDC Weldon Cooper based charts

 

STATSAmerica

STATSAmerica is an online service provided by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indian University.  STATSAmerica combines federal, state, and private sources of data to provide users with easy access to a variety of data. http://www.statsamerica.org/index.asp    

 

Richmond Regional Socioeconomic Data

As part of the MPO's regional transportation planning process, RRPDC staff work with local government staff to develop socioeconomic data and forecasts across the Richmond Region.  Data are developed at the Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) level and can be aggregated to the locality level.  Click here for more information on the Richmond Regional Socioeconomic Data.

 


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