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The voters of Virginia

There are nearly six million registered voters in Virginia. Here’s how they break down.

As of Aug. 31, Virginia has more than 5.8 million registered voters, and with 13 electoral votes, Virginia has more of a direct impact on the presidential election than all but eleven states. To give you an idea what the electorate is like in the state, we’ve rounded up some relevant statistics.

Included below are from every locality that includes a Virginia HBCU, and the demographics reflect the voter populations in each locality. The new registered voters under 25 number reflects a possible overlap between the college population and the registration programs these institutions have put in place.

Hampton university (Located in Hampton City):

• 94,754 total registered voters
• 41.2% White, 51.3% Black, 2.4% Asian, 0.8% other, 4.3% 2 or more
• 891 new registered voters
• Median household income: $49,815
• Number of mail-in ballots: 81,756

Norfolk State University (Located in Norfolk City):

• 129,001 total registered voters
• 49.3% White, 42.1% Black, 3.8% Asian, 0.9% other, 3.9% 2 or more
• 1,247 new registered voters
• Median household income: $54,736
• Number of mail-in ballots: 81,756

Norfolk State University (Located in Norfolk City):

• 129,001 total registered voters
• 49.3% White, 42.1% Black, 3.8% Asian, 0.9% other, 3.9% 2 or more
• 1,247 new registered voters
• Median household income: $54,736
• Number of mail-in ballots: 81,756

Virginia State University (Located in Chesterfield County):

• 246,446 total registered voters
• 24.5% Black, 68.2% White, 3.7% Asian, 0.7% other, 2.7% 2 or more races
• 2,024 new registered voters
• Median household income: $72,609
• Number of mail-in ballots: 81,710

Virginia Union University (Located in Henrico County):

• 225,979 total registered voters
• 57% White, 30.9% Black, 9.1% Asian, 0.4% other, 2.6% 2 or more races
• 1,127 new registered voters
• Median household income: $68,069
• Number of mail-in ballots: 81,710

Virginia University of Lynchburg (Located in Lynchburg City):

• 52,316 total registered voters
• 66.3% White, 28% Black, 2.7% Asian, 0.5% other, 2.4% 2 or more
• 537 new registered voters
• Median household income: $41,971
• Number of mail-in ballots: 67,027

Total New Registered Voters <25 in VA, by Gender:

• Female: 7,988
• Male: 8,796
• Unknown: 214
• Non-Binary: 37

Historical Trends:

• 2016: 49.8% Democrat, 44.4% Republican
• 2012: 51.2% Democrat, 47.3% Republican
• 2008: 52.6% Democrat, 46.3% Republican
• 2004: 45.6% Democrat, 53.8% Republican
• 2000: 44.4% Democrat, 52.5% Republican


Editor’s note: Racial demographics are as of 2019. Hampton, Lynchburg, and Norfolk are independent cities, meaning they are not governed by any county. All statistics came via the Virginia Department of Elections or the Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.


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