Colleges and Universities in Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
University of Richmond, Virginia
Weyers Cave, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Education in Virginia
As of June 2014, 20.17 of Virginia’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 6.86, four-year graduates – 20.27 and Master graduates – 10.45 of the Virginia population.
Education of Virginia
As of June 2014, the Virginia’s average income per capita is 33326, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 63636. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 4.7 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 40. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 5.3 and 5.75 respectively.
Cost of living in Virginia
If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Virginia makes 108, with the cost of food being 96.4 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 99. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 133. The index of Virginia’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 98. The average transportation costs make 95, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 97 points.
Air pollution and health in Virginia
Virginia’s index of air quality is 94.9 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 77 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 89 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 262 and the health cost index is lower compared to the average US index.
Climate in Virginia
Virginia’s annual rainfall is 43 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 14.1, while the United States in general get 25. There are 110 days with measurable precipitation, and 205 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 86.9 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 25.6 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 43 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.
Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov