Charlottesville has seen a spate of construction projects including Waterhouse, a new complex whose crane hovers over downtown
The City gained more than 3,000 residents to reach a population of 43,475.
Albemarle County's growth rate continues to outpace the City of Charlottesville's, but the County rate tapered off over the last decade while the City turned a population plateau into a modest climb, according to new figures from the U.S. Census.
The data show that the city of Charlottesville, which actually lost over one hundred people during the previous decade, gained more than 3,000 residents during the first decade of the new millenium. As usual, though, the heavier growth came in sprawling Albemarle County which saw its population climb from 84,196 in 2000 to 98,979 in 2010.
The combined population of Charlottesville and Albemarle grew 15 percent to 142,454 during the decade that ended in 2010, about the same as its growth rate during the previous decade–- and an annual growth rate of 1.4 percent.
Meanwhile, the City of Charlottesville has experienced a veritable explosion in another people measure: voters. The registered voter population in the City has grown by 10,036, according to separately released City Hall figures, so that means that the lines of the various voting precints must be redrawn. The City Council began discussion of the issue at its January 3 meeting and plans to hold public meetings in order to have new precinct lines drawn by this November's election.