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  • 2020 Census | NOVADashboard | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    2020 Census Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. 2020 Census Results The redistricting demographic data file, the first of two 2020 Census products, was released on August 12, 2021. This file contains population, race/ethnicity, age, housing units, and housing tenure data for counties, cities, and geographies as small as census blocks. The second product set will contain more detail demographic and housing characteristics data. Census Bureau National Data and Analysis As part of the August 12,2021 redistricting data release, the Census Bureau released data visualizations , America Counts stories , and videos to help illustrate and explain these data. ​ NVRC Regional Data and Analysis Northern Virginia Regional Commission plans to do extensive data analysis of the region. Results of the data analyses will be posted on this NOVA Region Dashboard website. Initial analysis of the population of the region is available by navigating to the people data . The NOVA Region dashboard will be continually updated over the coming months with new analysis and findings presented. Check back regularly! Data Release Timeline of 2020 Census August 12, 2021 Redistricting demographic data released to the public. The format of the data file requires special software to download and extract data. Visualizations, data dashboards, and America Count stories explaining the finding will be available. ​ The final set of demonstration data for the redistricting data file released to the public. Demonstration data allow data users to compare a differential privacy infused version of the 2010 Census results with the actual published 2010 Census results. For more information on differential privacy see the "Privacy and Accuracy of 2020 Census Data" section below. ​ September 16, 2021 A redistricting data toolkit released to the public. This includes an online Data Explorer tool that will allow the redistricting 2020 Census demographic data to be easily viewed and extracted using the Census Bureau's data dissemination tool, data.census.gov . ​ May and August 2023 The Demographics and Housing Characteristics files for the 2020 Census will be released in phases in 2023. The files will contain the 2020 Census data that was not released with the redistricting data file, including characteristics of the population (i.e. age, sex), characteristics of households (i.e. household size, rent/own, families), and detailed race/ethnic breakdowns by place of origin, age, and other demographic characteristics. ​ On April 27, 2022, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a revised timeline for the final 2020 Census data products. The Demographic and Housing Characteristics File and Demographic Profile tables will be released by May 2023. The Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics file will be released in three phases, with the first one scheduled for August 2023 and the final two had yet to have release dates determined. ​ For more detailed information on the next data products and release schedule go to the Census Bureau's 2020 Census data products blog . ​ Privacy and Accuracy of 2020 Census Data For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has used different techniques to protect individual privacy through their Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). Differential Privacy (DP) is the latest technique. This technique was chosen because enhanced privacy protection is needed due to advances in technology that enable the ability to identify individuals when combined with other information. DP will impact data accuracy more than any other technique previously applied to decennial census results. DP will add random data (“noise”) to counts for geographic areas below the state level, to prevent identification of individuals. The amount of noise added to the data will be greater than any prior decennial census technique. ​ Since 2019, Northern Virginia jurisdictions, through the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), have been participating in the U.S. Census Bureau’s DP demonstration data review and provided feedback to the U.S. Census Bureau, with the latest provided for the April 2021 round, the U.S. Census Bureau's final round of feedback. The following document is a brief overview of differential privacy and impacts it has on data quality. Click on the image to download. Download a copy of the differential privacy fact sheet (updated August 13, 2021)

  • Education | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Education Information on education of the overall Northern Virginia region and its county and cities. Overall Information on education of Northern Virginia incorporated towns . Towns

  • 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 Overall Northern Virginia is known for having communities with some of the highest median incomes in the United States, including the county with the highest in the nation. High median household incomes coincide with the large, thriving business community of the Northern Virginia region. While the median household income is high, we must recognize that there are segments of the community in need of assistance that live in this prosperous region of the country and that high housing costs offset the high income when it comes to standards of living and well-being. ​ Note: The 2020 ACS one-year estimates will not be released due to the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection and a lower response rate. The ACS collected only two-thirds of the responses it typically collects in a survey year. It did not meet the Census Bureau’s data quality standards. Therefore, 2019 ACS one-year estimates are the latest shown on this dashboard for one-year estimates. Median Household Income - Current 2016 to 2020 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 median household income of every Northern Virginia jurisdictions is higher than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Out of all 3,143 jurisdictions in the USA, four of the ten highest ranked for median household income are located in Northern Virginia, and those include Loudoun County (1st), Falls Church City (2nd), Fairfax County (5th), Arlington County (7th). Median Household Income - Current ​ 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. The five largest jurisdictions of Northern Virginia all 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 County (1st), Fairfax County (4th), and Arlington County (8th). Median Household Income - Historic Compared to Current Five-Year Estimates The greatest upward transformations in median household income, to levels well beyond inflation, have occurred in the Counties of Arlington and Loudoun and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. One jurisdiction in the region, the City of Manassas Park, has seen its median household income not keep pace with inflation. All other regional jurisdictions have seen their median household incomes stabilize or remain steady over time when accounting for inflation. Note, the American Community Survey is a survey with a small sample size. Areas with smaller populations, such as the cities of Northern Virginia, may have a larger margin of error in the data due to the survey sample size being small. This is less of an issue the larger the population. The margin of error is shown in the popup that is displayed when hovering over a bar in the bar charts. In addition to the margin of error, the accuracy of the American Community Survey data for an area can be gaged by evaluating the trend. If there is a large increase or decrease in the estimate from one time period to the next, and the margin of error is large and overlaps other periods, then the large change between time periods is likely due to statistical sampling error and the data should be used with caution. Median Household Income - Historic Compared to Current One-Year Estimates The median household income trend, for the regions large jurisdictions (population of 65,000 or more), are shown in the following graph. Key Facts: There were dips in median household income in the early 2010s for some jurisdictions. In 2010 was the ending of a recession and in 2013 was federal sequestration when the federal government made large budget cuts. Our region is heavily dependent on the federal government for its economy, so job layoffs during sequestration likely impacted household incomes, in addition to the recession. Alexandria had a significant rise in its median household income in 2017 beyond inflation and it has remained at a similar level in 2018 and 2019 when accounting for inflation. Arlington County has been trending upward. The dip in 2019 may be attributable to year-to-year fluctuations from the survey's small sample size, but that will be clearer when the data for upcoming years is released. Loudoun County had a significant rise in its median household income in 2019 beyond inflation . Prince William County is at a fairly similar level today as it was back in 2010. Fairfax County has trended slightly upward over time.

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    NOVA Region Dashboard Notice: ​ Interactive data charts are currently unavailable. Server is c urrently down. We apologize for the inconvenience. ​ March 25, 2021 Close

  • Immigration Study Education | NOVADashboard | NVRC | Northern Virginia

    Internet Access Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Internet Access Limited or no internet access at home can lead to severe economic fallout, from limiting one's ability to work remotely to hindering a small business's transition to online. ​ Limited or no internet access at home puts children in foreign-born households at risk of falling behind as schools hold classes online due to COVID-19. 2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates In total, 10.1 percent of Northern Virginians report lacking wired internet access at home. Either they are without any internet access (including no mobile) or they only have mobile access. Immigrants are disproportionately affected. ​ Without Internet Access at Home 4.0 percent of Northern Virginians report lacking access to the internet at home. 6.1 percent of foreign born in Northern Virginia report lacking access to the internet at home, compared to 3.1 percent of U.S. born. Of those without internet access at home, 42.7 percent were foreign born. The total population of Northern Virginia is 27.6 percent foreign born. This indicates that immigrants are disproportionately affected. ​ Only Mobile Access At Home 6.1 percent of Northern Virginians report having only mobile access to the internet at home. 7.7 percent of foreign born in Northern Virginia report lacking access to the internet at home, compared to 5.4 percent of U.S. born.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Demographics | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Coronavirus Case Demographics Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Case Demographics In addition to NVRC's coronavirus cases , t esting , and vaccine data for the Northern Virginia region, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) maintains dashboards containing health district and statewide information. VDH maintains a dashboard on case demographics. View VDH's Case Demographics Dashboard . ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Immigration Study Citizenship | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Citizenship Key Facts Citizenship Immigrants in Northern Virginia have above average rates of naturalization 2013 to 2017 Period Key Facts: ​ More than half, or 51.3 percent, of all immigrants in the region, have earned their U.S. citizenship. The Northern Virginia U.S. Citizenship rate of immigrants is higher than the national average of 48 percent. Further information about citizenship, from research NVRC has conducted separately from the One Region report, can be found on the People dashboard .

  • Education Student Enrollment Overall | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Student Enrollment Overall Reports, maps, and charts are best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Key Facts Public School Student Enrollment Overall 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. The latest two years, 2020 and 2021 have been a different story due to the impacts of COVID-19. In fall 2020 school enrollment dropped in the region for the first time since at least 2003. School enrollment dropped 16,413 between September 2019 to September 2020 and another 626 by September 2021. This decrease can be largely attributed to public school students transferring to at-home schooling and private schools. It can also be attributed to the overall decline in the region's population from mid-2020 to mid-2021. The region forecasts growth to return after the COVID-19 pandemic's impact subsides. 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 has been 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. Pre-Covid-19 pandemic, 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 through 2019 to 16.7%. In 2020 it had dropped to 16.0% and remained at 16.0% in 2021. The decrease in 2020 can be attributed to the impacts of COVID-19 when at-home and private schooling accelerated in the region.

  • Immigration Study Economy | Dashboard | Northern Virginia Regional Commission

    Economy Key Facts Economy Immigrants hold billions of dollars in economic power and contribute billions to the Northern Virginia economy As Virginia's economy continues to expand, businesses and firms will require more workers across all skill levels to stay competitive and productive. As a tight labor market, with some of the lowest levels of unemployment in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2017 annual averages, much of the labor needed to meet Northern Virginia's demand for workers comes from outside the region, U.S born and immigrant alike. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2017 Estimates (in 2017 Inflation Adjusted Dollars) How many billions of dollars do immigrants contribute to the NOVA GDP? Source: National Association of Counties, Data Explorer, 2019. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. NAE Analysis of the 2013-2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Sample, downloaded from IPUMS USA, University of Minnesota, www.ipums.org . 57.7 Billion What is the total household earnings and tax contributions of NOVA's immigrants? Total Household Earnings $28.3 Billion State & Local Taxes Paid $2.1 Billion Federal Taxes Paid $5.9 Billion Source: NAE analysis of the 2013-2017 American Community Survey,5-Year Sample, downloaded from IPUMS USA, University of Minnesota, www.ipums.org ; ITEP, “Who Pays?”; Congressional Budget Office; U.S. Social Security Administration.

  • Immigration Where to Get Help | NOVADashboard | NVRC | Northern Virginia

    Where to Get Help? Help to Immigrants There are a myriad of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide services to immigrants, including refugees. A number of the local governments in Northern Virginia also provide links to information and services. Alexandria City American Civil Liberties Union - Virginia Affiliate American Red Cross Arlington County Government Ayuda CAIR Coalition CASA de Virginia Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington - Hogar Immigrant Services Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. Fairfax County Government Just Neighbors Ministry Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington Legal AID Justice Center Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Loudoun Literacy Council Lutheran Social Services - Refugee and Immigration Services (Falls Church Office) Northern Virginia Family Services SCAN of Northern Virginia Tahirih Justice Center The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium Uceda English Institute of Virginia US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants VOICE