Albemarle topped 100,000 population around 12/16/10
A new population report from UVA's Weldon Cooper Center, showing that local growth outpaced the state average, indicates that Albemarle hit the 100,000 mark somewhere around December 16, 2010. That's according to a four-a-day estimate from demographer Rebecca Tippett, who prepared the data.
Her figures show that Albemarle has been adding nearly four people per day between the last census, dated April 1, 2010, and the Center's new estimates, dated July 1, 2011, when Albemarle's population reached 100,780.
"We don't know what day the babies were born or when people move in or move out," says Tippett, "but we assume [the population gain] was evenly distributed."
With Albemarle growing 1.8 percent and Charlottesville 2.3 percent over the course of the 15-month period, both localities topped the state average of 1.2 percent, but neither could match state-leading Fredericksburg, which registered a 4.9 percent spike.
–Note: bad typing had the magic date wrong in an early online version of this story.