Category Archives: Virginia Statistics

The National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy

The 2016 Report: Adult Financial Literacy published by Champlain College in Burlington, VT, grades each state on its financial literacy. You can click on your state online to find a final grade and report card.

Financial Literacy US

Image of a clickable map on the Champlain College website.

Financial Literacy Grade

This second image is of the grades given to the state of Virginia. One wonders if the researchers divided the state into the rural horseshoe regions, where adult literacy statistics place those regions at the bottom 5 of our states, and into northern-central-Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach areas of the state, if the grades would change significantly.

Click on this link to enter the web page on the National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy at Champlain College.

On this page find:

  • The Case for Financial Literacy
  • Methodology
  • State Final Grades: Population and State Percentage
  • In the Media

If you have questions, you can get in touch with

On this page you can also download two resources:

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Fact Sheet: Immigrant-Origin Adult without Postsecondary Credentials, Migration Policy Institute

The following information about Immigrant-Origin Adults without Postsecondary Credentials: A Virginia-State Profile – (MPI_USandStateProfiles_AdultsPSCredentials-Virginia)  includes excerpts from a memo from the new Migration Policy Institute (Michelle Mittelstadt, Director of Communications and Public Affairs):


To see full Virginia Excell spreadsheet, click on this document: MPI_USandStateProfiles_AdultsPSCredentials

New Migration Policy Institute (MPI) profiles of adults, immigrant-origin and otherwise, without postsecondary credentials for the United States, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia reflect differing realities as policymakers consider investments in improving the skills of workers.

Immigrant-origin adults made up 30 percent of all U.S. adults without postsecondary credentials in 2017. Their concentrations, however, were far higher in some states: 58 percent of all adults in California, 43 percent in Nevada and Massachusetts, and 40 percent in Texas and Connecticut.

In all but two states—New Hampshire and Maine—the overall number of immigrant-origin adults has grown faster than the number of adults with only U.S.-born parents since 2000

The MPI fact sheet, Immigrant-Origin Adults without Postsecondary Credentials: A 50-State Profile, and accompanying data snapshots offer a profile of the 100 million U.S. adults without postsecondary credentials, including the 30 million of immigrant origin, focusing on key characteristics that should be taken into account by public and private credentialing initiatives.

“For state and national economies to fully benefit from the untapped potential of immigrant-origin workers, credentialing initiatives will need to be capable of helping participants overcome a range of labor-market challenges, including by building English proficiency and filling gaps in prior education, as well as honing skills in demand in key sectors,” write researchers Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix.

The state-level data follows the recent release of a national-level report, Credentials for the Future: Mapping the Potential for Immigrant-Origin Adults in the United States, part of a research project funded through a grant from the Lumina Foundation.

You can access the fact sheet here:

And the state-level data snapshots here:

Thank you VAACE (Virginia Association for Adult Continuing Eduction) and Jacqueline Chavez, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington for forwarding this information

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Virginia 2016 & 2017 Census Estimates

The links and images on this post pertain to the state of Virginia, U.S. Click on Virginia American Community Survey 2016 estimate for the 126 page pdf document for Virginia and all Virginia counties and major cities. Counties are listed in alphabetical order.

Image of Virginia demographics in the 2017 one-year estimates of population, median household income, persons in poverty, high school graduates, persons without insurance, median housing values, total housing units, number of companies, male median income, female median income, and veterans.

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ALICE: Looking up financial insecurity region by region in Virginia & 14 other states

United Way logoWorking Hard, But Struggling to Survive

ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. This is a project of United Ways in Connecticut, Florida, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

ALICE families earn above the federal poverty level, but do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. The United Way ALICE Reports use new measures to provide a more accurate picture of financial insecurity at the state, county, and municipal level. This link leads to a page on the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration’s site that houses the regional Virginia statistics.

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2016 American Community Survey – Virginia Educational Breakdown by Age Group

This post provides census information  (ACS) for age breakouts of Virginians educational level. Click on the linkbelow  to the PDF document for Virginia.


Breakdown of adults in Virginia without a high school diploma

2016 Community Survey VA Educ Levels

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Regional Statistics for Virginia’s Adult Ed Regions

planning districtsFind data and statistics for each region in Virginia for

  • educational attainment
  • poverty and income
  • community profiles for the regions and their counties and cities

va foreign bornNEW!!! Just added to all regions is the Survey of Virginia Foreign Born population.

Click here to enter the page:


City Data

City-Data logoFind detailed statistics and information on work and jobs in all the U.S. states, including Virginia (VA) on Subjects include occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute, and more. Click here to enter the Virginia pages. or enter the zip code into the search bar. You can click on the towns and cities within that zip code area for a pop up window that provides additional information.

Here’s a small sampling of the towns and cities described on this site:

Potomac Mills CDP Work and Jobs
Pound town Work and Jobs
Prices Fork CDP Work and Jobs
Prince George CDP Work and Jobs
Pulaski town Work and Jobs
Pungoteague CDP Work and Jobs
Purcellville town Work and Jobs
Quantico Base CDP Work and Jobs
Quantico Station CDP Work and Jobs
Quantico town Work and Jobs
Quinby CDP Work and Jobs
Radford city Work and Jobs
Raven CDP Work and Jobs

The home page states: By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, we’re able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on  Other categories include cities, schools, neighborhoods, assessments, restaurants and more.

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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 (

2011 Poverty Rates – Interactive Map from the USDA

Click on this link to get Virginia poverty rates county by county. Hover your cursor over the county to get the percentage.  A chart with all the county statistics sits below the map.

Poverty VA 2011

Half in Ten shows poverty data per congressional district:

2011/2012 GED Statistical Report for Virginia

Click on this link to see the full PDF document for GED statistics for Virginia in FY 2011/2012.


2010 VAACE Fact Sheet

Click here for information about adult literacy in Virginia in 2009-2010

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.

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Richmond map

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U.S. Census Update for Virginia: 2006 – 2007

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Finding American Community Survey Data in American FactFinder:

  • Click on this link (
  • For the New User: Type in your city/town or county to access a fact sheet with the newest data from ACS. Fact sheets have selected general, social, economic, and housing characteristics. The fact sheet defaults to the latest data available for the geographic area. There are 2006 data available for population areas over 65,000. Additional tables and maps are available in the people and housing sections.
  • For the experienced User: Experienced users will want to go straight to the detailed results of the ACS by accessing Data Sets then American Community Survey.
    • Data Profiles – Highlights demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics along with a narrative summary for all geographies.
    • Selected Population Profiles – View highlighted characteristics for race, ethnic, and ancestry groups that meet a population threshold a the national and state levels.
    • Ranking Tables – compare key indicators across available states.
    • Subject Tables – See more detail on frequently requested information for a single geographic area.
    • Detailed Tables – Access hundreds of data tables indexed by topic and available geography.
    • Geographic Comparison Tables – Compare data across available geographies in the same table (i.e., all the available counties in a state by topic).
    • Thematic Maps – Develop customized maps that reveal geographic data patterns for dozens of themes
    • Reference Maps – View boundaries and identifiers of a selected geographic area.
    • Download Center – Download up to 50 selected tables or whole data sets where available.

Regional Office Contact: Charlotte – 1-800 – 331 -7360

Wayne Hatcher, 704-424-6400

or contact the Census Bureau’s Customer Services Center at 301-763-INFO or 1-800-923-8282

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.

Virginia Facts

Virginia Program Fact Sheet From NCSDAE

Click on the top image to enlarge it. Click here to go to the PDF document, Adult Education Services: The Success, The Impact, and the Need, 2003-2004, and compare Virginia to other states. The NCSDAE stands for the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education.