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Virginia Almanac

The Virginia Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Virginia.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Virginia. V-O, Vol. 20. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 416. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union June 25, 1788
Capital Richmond, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents, Mother of States, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Sic Semper Tyrannis, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 42,769 square miles Rank among states 35th
Land area 39,598 square miles Rank among states 37th
Water area 3,171 square miles Rank among states 15th
Greatest distance East to West 462 miles
Greatest distance North to South 201 miles
Highest point 5,729 feet (Mount Rogers) Rank among states 19th
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 950 feet Rank among states 28th
Highest recorded temperature 110 degrees on July 15, 1954 at Balcony Falls
Lowest recorded temperature -30 degrees on January 22, 1985 at Mountain Lake Biological Station
Highest monthly average temperature 88.4 degrees Rank among states 22nd
Lowest monthly average temperature 26.2 degrees Rank among states 37th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 43 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
7,078,515 Rank among states 12th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
178.76 Rank among states 14th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Virginia Beach 425,257 6. Hampton 146,437
2. Norfolk 234,403 7. Alexandria 128,283
3. Chesapeake 199,184 8. Portsmouth 100,565
4. Richmond 197,790 9. Roanoke 94,911
5. Newport News 180,150 10. Lynchburg 65,269
Median age 32.6
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.43 Rank among states 35th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,115.5 Rank among states 40th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 372.2 Rank among states 36th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,743.3 Rank among states 42nd
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$31,120 Rank among states 12th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$25,913 Rank among states 13th
Median household income (1993) $36,433 Rank among states 8th

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