Category Archives: Demographic Profiles

First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills: PIAAC 2013

Skills-(vol-1 ENG)--Front-cover-for-web-(130x174px)This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments. The summary starts on page 11 of this PDF document.


The Future of the U.S. Workforce: Middle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Postsecondary Education

middle skills jobs_achieveMiddle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Postsecondary Education (2012), Achieve, includes sections on the future (projections, composition, and demands) of the U.S. workforce; the mismatch between workers’ skills, education levels and job requirements; the many education paths to middle skills jobs; and middle skills jobs and access to middle class jobs.


Recent Stats on the Foreign-Born in Virginia

U.VA. Study: One in Nine Virginians is Foreign-Born  (3-4-2014)

Foreign Born Map([/) One in nine Virginians was born outside of the United States, while 40 years ago that was true of only one in 100 Virginians, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Demographics Research Group. Foreign-born Virginians make up 15 percent of the state’s workforce. This finding and others related to immigrants in Virginia are detailed in a Census Brief released today, the third in a series of short publications depicting trends in census and other data of interest to the commonwealth.

Virginia Foreign-Born Population Percentage by County

This application provides summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various US Census Bureau programs. Profiles for the Foreign-born are available for the nation, states, and counties as a state map, ranking graphic, and table format. (Map below is similar to but not the same as the interactive map on the site. 2013-change (

The Next America: Changing Face of America’s Demographics

The Pew Research Center tracks demographic transformations with public opinion surveys and demographic and economic analyses. The Next America, draws on this research to paint a data-rich portrait of the many ways our nation is changing and the challenges we face in the decades ahead.

From 1960 to 2060, the “age” pyramid will turn into a rectangle. We’ll have almost as many Americans over age 85 as under age 5. This is the result of longer life spans and lower birthrates. It’s uncharted territory, not just for us, but for all of humanity. 

At the same time our population is going gray, we’re also becoming multi-colored. 

Changing multi-colored face of America

Changing multi-colored face of America

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Federal Interagency Website

Click here to find demographic data that can assist in assessing the LEP communities in your service area. These are a sampling of the resources that may be useful and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Justice or by the Federal Interagency Working Group on LEP.


Graduation Rates Map

The EPE Research Center at offers an interactive graduation rates map of the United States. You can quickly find statistics about your region and district by entering information in the fields at the left. The second image shows graduation rates for Richmond City. When you click on report on the drop down menu, you will receive a detailed 7-page report about your particular area. Click here to enter the site.

First page of site

First page of site

Richmond map

Richmond map


Virginia Fact Sheet

STATS for Virginia

This comprehensive site from STATS Indiana offers demographic profiles of USA states and counties. Click here to enter the page, then select Virginia from the drop down menu. You may then select a particular county. The information below is for Virginia. Note that our national rankings are included, but they are not live links. You will need to go to the site for additional information.