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New “Virginia demoGraphics” Web Site Presents Reference Data in Easy-to-Use Format as a Service of U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

 

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December 16, 2005-- Need an easy-to-use, instantly accessible source for all your questions about Virginia demographics? The new “Virginia demoGraphics” Web site is packed with colorful, easy-to-read tables, graphs and maps, which clearly present the data that media (and the public) need on a daily basis. This new resource provides trends and figures on Virginia’s population—breakdowns of age, race, sex, household type, income levels, unemployment, life expectancy, population growth and more, by state, region or locality. Check out this valuable new tool at www.coopercenter.org/demographics (clink on the link under “What’s New?”).

The first article on Virginia demoGraphics focuses on the Commonwealth’s older population, but the site will feature a new article at least once every two months, further expanding the site’s value as a reference tool. Visitors may download pages and use them for re-publication, provided proper attribution is used.

Virginia demoGraphics is a product of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The center provides objective information, data, research, technical assistance and practical training to state and local officials, community leaders and members of the general public.

Virginia demoGraphics is being developed and written by Julia Martin, Ph.D., senior demographer for the Weldon Cooper Center and former director of the Demographics and Workforce Section.
Angela Matney, a U.Va. graduate and leader in the National Federation of the Blind, is working with Martin to develop an alternative text-only site for users with visual impairments. Using screen-reader software, visually impaired users will be able to access the same information available to sighted users.
           
Questions, comments and suggestions on format and subject matter related to Virginia demoGraphics should be sent to Martin at jhm3c@virginia.edu.

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Mary Carlson
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