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Regional planner believes IW will grow by 30,000 in 25 years

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Staff writer

Isle of Wight County’s population could nearly double in size by 2040.

That’s what the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission is saying and what Isle of Wight County officials are preparing for.

Greg Grootendorst, chief economist for Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, expects Isle of Wight to add nearly 30,000 more residents by 2040 (starting in 2010).

That growth would likely come in the Carrollton and Windsor areas, he said.

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