West Virginia Population Projection

This projection uses the cohort component model in which each population cohort (by age and gender) is projected forward according to their age-gender specific survival and migration rates. The cohort of a newly born population is computed by applying the age-gender-specific birth rates to the survived female population and female in-migrants at childbearing age. People living in group quarters (dorms, prisons, etc.) are assumed to remain relatively constant or grow at a specified rate. The model assumes that the group quarter population will maintain their current age and gender distribution. The base population used for the projection is the 2010 Census April 1, 2010 population. The projection, however, is also benchmarked to the most recent US Census Bureau's 2013 Population Estimates. The projection shows projected population as of July 1 of every five year through 2030.