The climate of Virginia becomes increasingly warmer and more humid farther
south and east. Seasonal extremes vary from average lows of 26 ?F (−3
?C) in January to average highs of 86 ?F (30 ?C) in July.
In 2000, Virginia residents five years of age and over who spoke only
English at home numbered 5,884,075, or 88.9% of the total population, down
from 92.7% in 1990.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official
currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ?).
Virginia ranked 12th in population in the US with an
estimated total of 7,293,542 in 2002, an increase of 3% since 2000. Between
1990 and 2000, Virginia's population grew from 6,187,358 to 7,078,515, an
increase of 14.4%. The population is projected to reach 7,324,000 by 2005
and 8.5 million by 2025.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in
the United States. Like all Virginia municipalities incorporated as cities,
it is an independent city and not part of any county.