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  • Immigration Study | NOVA Region Dashboard| Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Immigration Study Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. This section of the NOVA Region Dashboard is designed to provide an overview of the One Region reports and quick access to key data pieces found in the report. The One Region reports summarize and report on immigration in the Northern Virginia region. This One Region immigration dashboard provides data not only of the overall region, but also on the . Northern Virginia localities within the region The Northern Virginia Regional Commission was pleased to collaborate with the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia on the study, One Region: Welcoming New Americans to Northern Virginia. The original study was published on March 12, 2020. It is a study of the economic impact of immigrants to the region. The research was conducted by NAE. NAE has undertaken similar studies throughout the United States.​ An addendum . to the study was published on October 21, 2020 that provides immigrant data relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis response Download a copy of the original report, published March 2020 A webinar was hosted on October 21, 2020. For copies of the presentations and video recording go to the webpage. webinar Overview of the One Region Report The One Region report is a comprehensive picture of new Americans in Northern Virginia (NOVA). It highlights the size and rapid growth in the immigrant population in the region and their impact on the local economy, including injecting more money into local businesses, property markets, and municipal budgets as consumers, homebuyers, and taxpayers. ​ Immigrants are major contributors to Northern Virginia's (NOVA) economy as highlighted in the report. The NOVA immigrant population is diverse. These people emigrate, seeking a better life for themselves and their families. “Immigrants are a vital part of the economic and social fabric of Northern Virginia. Their success is our success, and we must continue to be a welcoming community for all to ensure our long-term prosperity,” said P. David Tarter, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and Mayor of the City of Falls Church. Immigrants are an indispensable part of the local Northern Virginia economy at all levels, as workers, business owners, taxpayers and consumers. Trivia: What is the foreign born share of the population in NOVA? Source: U.S Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. 27.6% Immigrants widen and deepen the labor market with a vast array of skills and levels of expertise. They help businesses, farms, and factories fill workforce gaps at all levels of the labor market, allowing companies to meet market demands and expand their operations, which leads to more job creation. ​ * Except where otherwise noted, the term “immigrant” and “foreign-born” are used interchangeably throughout the NOVA Region Dashboard and in the "One Region" report. One Region Report Addendum on COVID-19 Response ​This brief provides a glimpse at the role of immigrants in Northern Virginia during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the impact that the pandemic has had on the immigrant community. ​ The immigrant population is especially vulnerable to gaps in our social safety nets. Understanding this population in Northern Virginia helps better inform local leaders as they aim to implement inclusive emergency response policies. The immigrant population is essential to our country’s rapid COVID-19 response efforts. Download a copy of the COVID-19 addendum report published October 2020 Data Charts and Key Findings by Report Topic (best viewed on desktop) The data is sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, as well as other sources. The ACS is a survey based on a sample of the population. Sample surveys include a degree of uncertainty and error in the data. The larger the population and housing units of an area or data variable, the more reliable the ACS data. The Northern Virginia regional data is more reliable than the county level data that is presented in the data charts. Users should interpret the data by keeping this in mind. Citizenship Entrepreneurship Internet Access Economy Healthcare Language Spoken Education Housing Labor Force Additional Immigrant Information (best viewed on desktop) Further information about Northern Virginia's immigrant population, from research NVRC has conducted separately from the One Region report, can be found on the People dashboard. People There is a myriad of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide services to immigrants. A number of the local governments in Northern Virginia also provide links to information and services. Where to Get Help

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  • NOVA Region Dashboard | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Northern Virginia Regional Commission NOVA Region Dashboard Northern Virginia is one of the fastest growing, diverse communities in the United States. This dashboard is maintained by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and designed to provide basic information about our community, demographics, and the people who live and work here. The dashboard is best viewed on a desktop computer. If we can help you with your data needs, please give us a call at 703-642-0700 or send us an . email Home Coronavirus 2020 Census Immigration Study People Education Economics

  • Economics Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Economics Overall About the Overall Economics Data What is it that sets Northern Virginia apart from other places, that gives Northern Virginia its competitive edge, that makes it such a unique, dynamic and interesting place? It’s unparalleled human capital, the people who live here, work here, and come here from all corners of the globe. Proximity to the nation’s capital has transformed Northern Virginia and the entire Washington, D.C. metropolitan area into one of America’s — and the world’s — most dynamic, fastest growing, economically advanced, highly-educated, prosperous, and culturally-diverse regions on the planet. The region has some of the top, most renowned public school systems in the nation. The quality of education in the region's public school systems draws numerous amounts of families to the region. The demographic, social, and economic profile of this region shows it. ​ Median Household Income Household Income Distribution Economically Disadvantaged Workforce

  • Economics Median Household of Towns | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Median Household Income of Towns Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Median Household Income Towns 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates The Median household income of the counties, cities, and incorporated towns in Northern Virginia is shown in this graph. Loudoun County is the number one ranked county (county equivalent) for median household income in the nation. The towns of Hillsboro, Vienna, and Clifton have estimated median households greater than Loudoun County. All Northern Virginia counties, cities and town, except for three towns, have a median household income above Virginia and the United States. The town of Middleburg is estimated to be below and has a statistically significant difference from Virginia, but does not have a statistically significant difference from the United States. Quantico and Dumfries are estimated to be below Virginia and the United States but those towns are not statistically different from Virginia and the United States based on the margins of error of the survey.

  • People / Population | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    People / Population Information on the people of the overall Northern Virginia region and it's county and cities. Overall Information on the people of Northern Virginia's . incorporated towns Towns

  • Economically Disadvantaged Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Economically Disadvantaged Overall Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Economically Disadvantaged While Northern Virginia is known for having communities with some of the highest median incomes in the United States, we must recognize that there are segments of the community in need of assistance that live in one of the most prosperous regions in the country. Poverty 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The poverty rate of all counties and cities in Northern Virginia is shown in this graph. The poverty rate is the ratio of the number of persons in poverty divided by the total population. The poverty rate of each Northern Virginia county and city is lower than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Out of all 3,142 jurisdictions in the USA, one of the ten lowest poverty rates is located in the Northern Virginia locality of Loudoun County (7th). Loudoun County is also the number one ranked for median household income. However, there are persons in poverty in Loudoun and the rest of the region, and their needs must be recognized and addressed. 2019 One-Year Estimates Those jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more are included in the one-year American Community Survey estimates, of which there are 829 jurisdictions. The poverty rate, for those jurisdictions in Northern Virginia with a population of 65,000 or more, is shown in this graph. All of these jurisdictions have poverty rates lower than the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Out of the 829 jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more in the USA, one of the ten lowest poverty rates is located in the Northern Virginia locality of Loudoun County (3rd). Loudoun County is also the number one ranked for median household income. However, there are persons in poverty in Loudoun and the rest of the region and their needs must be recognized. Free and Reduced-Price School Meal Students The number of students in Northern Virginia on free and reduced-price meals on October 31st of a school year is shown in the tables. The percentage of students in Northern Virginia on free and reduced-price meals has slowly increased over the past three school years shown, with 2017-2018 at 31.7%, 2018-2019 at 32.0%, and 2019-2020 at 32.8%. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Expenditures The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) expenditures in Northern Virginia are shown in this graph. Between 2006 and 2019 the peak amount of expenditures was reached in 2013, which is when many were still recovering from the effects of the recession. SNAP expenditures had trended down from 2013 to 2019. In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic hit the world and its impact on the Northern Virginia region were significant from a health and economic stand point. In 2020, the SNAP expenditures were 41% higher than the 2013 prior peak.

  • Education Attainment Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Educational Attainment Overall Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Educational Attainment Northern Virginia localities are home to some of the most highly educated residents in the nation. This high education level of the region's citizens creates a strong, flourishing business community. Bachelor's or Higher Degrees 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph. Out of all 3,142 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include the City of Falls Church (1st), Arlington (2nd), the City of Alexandria (5th), Fairfax (7th), Loudoun (8th), and the City of Fairfax (14th). 2019 One-Year Estimates Those jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more are included in the one-year American Community Survey estimates. For those jurisdictions in Northern Virginia with a population of 65,000, the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees is displayed in this graph. Out of the 829 jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more in the USA, four of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include Arlington (1st), the City of Alexandria (2nd), and Loudoun and Fairfax (tied for 7th). Graduate or Profressional Degrees 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or professional degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph. Out of all 3,142 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include the City of Falls Church (1st), Arlington (3rd), the City of Alexandria (4th), Fairfax (9th), the City of Fairfax (14th), and Loudoun County (20th). 2019 One-Year Estimates Those jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more are included in the one-year American Community Survey estimates. For those jurisdictions in Northern Virginia with a population of 65,000, the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees is displayed in this graph. Out of the 829 jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more in the USA, four of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include Arlington (1st), the City of Alexandria (2nd), and Loudoun and Fairfax (tied for 7th).

  • Economics Median Household Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Median Household Income Overall Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Median Household Income 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The Median household income of all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia is shown in this graph. The income of each Northern Virginia jurisdiction is higher than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Out of all 3,142 jurisdictions in the USA, four of the five highest incomes are located in Northern Virginia, and those include Loudoun (1st), Falls Church City (2nd), Fairfax (3rd), and Arlington (5th). 2019 One-Year Estimates Those jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more are included in the one-year American Community Survey estimates. The median household income of jurisdictions in Northern Virginia with a population of 65,000 or more is shown in this graph. These jurisdictions have incomes higher than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Out of the 829 jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more in the USA, three of the ten highest incomes are located in Northern Virginia, and those include Loudoun (1st), Fairfax (4th), and Arlington (8th).

  • Education Student Enrollment Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Student Enrollment Overall Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Student Enrollment in the Region's Secondary Education Public Schools With the explosive growth in total population in the Northern Virginia region has come substantial student enrollment growth in the region's public elementary, middle, and high schools. On September 30, 2004, there were 315,898 public school students in the region. By September 30, 2019 student enrollment had increased to 423,670. With growth comes challenges in maintaining the high quality of education and school facilities in the region. To maintain the high quality of education, planning and acquiring land or buildings for school sites to accommodate future growth is vitally important, but increasingly challenging in this region with quickly diminishing land supply. ​ Northern Virginia has a transient population. A multitude of variables alter enrollment levels, including new development, transfers to and from private schools, in and out migration rates, and changing size and composition of families in existing housing stock. The region had an annual growth in students of 5,256 between fall 2018 and fall 2019, which was below the average from 2004 to 2019 but well above the growth rate of the period from fall 2017 to fall 2018. The region saw a significantly lower amount of growth in students between fall 2017 and fall 2018. Loudoun and Prince William both had growth, but significantly less than their recent past. Falls Church City and Manassas City saw small amounts of decline, whereas Fairfax County had a sizable decline that caused the absolute growth of the region to be small. Fairfax experienced its first decline in growth in over a decade. According to the Fairfax County Public Schools, Membership Analysis and Trends Report, published in December 2018, the primary reason for Fairfax's decline was that out migration of students was greater than in migration of students. Fairfax had not experienced a negative student migration since at least 2010. The Hispanic and Native American race/ethnic groups are the only groups in Fairfax that had a greater out migration than in-migration, with pretty much all of the negative migration being attributed to Hispanics. This out-migration of Hispanics may have been correlated with the decline in non-citizen foreign born populations that the region and nation experienced between 2017 and 2018. See the "people" dashboard for more information. ​ Students enrolled in the Northern Virginia region's public schools comprised 15.9% of the region's population in 2004. This share of the region’s population has steadily increased since. By 2018 the share was 16.6%.

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