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New U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday provides a new glimpse at the growth or stagnation of towns in Northern Virginia.

Several towns saw a slight drop in the population estimate last year, according to the census. The latest population estimates for counties and cities were released in March.

Leesburg had an increase of more than 1,500 residents in the 2016 estimate. The town has added more than 8,000 since 2010.

Occoquan added 12 residents year-over-year, bringing the total growth since 2010 to 118, with a total population estimate of 1,061.

Herndon saw a decrease of 75 residents between 2015 and 2016. Overall, the Herndon population has increased by nearly 1,000 since 2010.

Clifton, Dumfries, Haymarket, Quantico and Vienna were mostly flat in regards to growth.

Geography

Population Estimate (as of July 1)

 

 

 

2010

2015

2016

Clifton

284

293

292

Dumfries

4,995

5,197

5,186

Haymarket

1,796

1,974

1,970

Herndon

23,414

24,468

24,393

Leesburg

43,056

51,059

52,607

Occoquan

943

1,049

1,061

Quantico

485

535

540

Vienna

15,757

16,455

16,468

Other new data shared Thursday included the cause for population changes in Northern Virginia counties and cities. “Net migration” — estimates that show the collected number moving in and out of a county — showed an exodus of nearly 8,000 residents from Fairfax County, as well as a net loss of 713 residents leaving the City of Manassas.

 

 

 

Net Migration

United States

999,163

Virginia

7,202

Arlington County

-11

Fairfax County

-7,901

Fauquier County

222

Loudoun County

7,335

Prince William County

275

Spotsylvania County

683

Stafford County

1,467

Alexandria city

500

Fairfax city

-16

Falls Church city

-166

Manassas city

-713

Manassas Park city

27 

New housing unit estimates released Thursday provide a glimpse into one of Fairfax County’s issues with growth: a lack of homes for the region’s growing population. In the past six years, the state’s total number of homes grew by 3.6 percent. Meanwhile, Fairfax County has only added 6,200 homes — a rate of growth at just 1.5 percent.

That’s far less than the housing-unit growth during the same six-year period in Loudoun County (18.2 percent), Falls Church (10 percent), Stafford County (8.8 percent), Prince William (7.2 percent), Arlington (7 percent) and Alexandria (5.7 percent).

Geography

Housing Unit Estimate (as of July 1)

 

 

 

2010

2015

2016

United States

131,801,341 

134,787,649 

135,697,926 

Virginia

3,368,695

3,468,524

3,491,054

Arlington County, Virginia

105,522

112,512

112,963

Fairfax County, Virginia

408,041

412,033

414,268

Fauquier County, Virginia

25,643

26,450

26,610

Loudoun County, Virginia

109,944

126,436

129,914

Prince William County, Virginia

137,570

145,828

147,509

Spotsylvania County, Virginia

45,332

46,550

46,883

Stafford County, Virginia

44,076

47,226

47,953

Alexandria city, Virginia

72,426

76,501

76,571

Fairfax city, Virginia

8,675

8,849

8,866

Falls Church city, Virginia

5,474

6,024

6,046

Manassas city, Virginia

13,136

13,490

13,612

Manassas Park city, Virginia

4,894

4,905

4,910

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