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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)

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The purpose of this report is to examine several interrelated economic factors influencing growth within the York River Watershed Region (hereinafter referred to as the Region). The Region consists primarily of eleven counties: Caroline, Gloucester Hanover James City, King and Queen King William, Louisa, New Kent, Orange, Spotsylvania and York. The City of Williamsburg is also included separately due to its significance and frequent listing as an independent city within the Region. The City of Williamsburg falls into both James City and York Counties; thus , figures for Williamsburg are occasionally combined with York or James City County figures.

The primary types of data examined in this report are population demographics economic indicators, and fiscal conditions. Population demographics include: population growth patterns within the Region and the type of population moving in and out of the Region according to age group, household type, and race. An important economic indicator is residential versus commercial and industrial development as indicated by the number of residential building permits issued and commuting patterns. 0ther economic indicators include: per capita personal income, transfer payments unemployment rates, the number of employee by industry and emploee earnings by industry. Fiscal conditions pertain to government revenues and expenditures, and taxable sales.


York River Watershed (Va.)--Economic conditions. York River Watershed (Va.)--Population. Williamsburg (Va.)--Economic conditions.



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