Economically Disadvantaged of
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.
About the Towns Data
All incorporated towns and places in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. All of the incorporated towns in Northern Virginia have a population of less than 65,000 persons, and one-year ACS estimates do not exist for incorporated places with a population of less than 65,000. It is important to note that the ACS is based on a small sample of the population of a place. The ACS estimates for small places such as Clifton, Dumfries, Hamilton, Haymarket, Hillsboro, Lovettsville, Middleburg, and Quantico can be unreliable if the margin of error error is large. A town's margin of area for a data piece can be found by hovering over the town's data in a graph.
For comparative purposes, Northern Virginia counties and cities, Commonwealth of Virginia, and United States data are provided in the charts.
The poverty rate of all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia are shown in this graph. Poverty rate is the ratio of the number of person in poverty divided by the total population. The poverty rate of each Northern Virginia jurisdiction is lower than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Out of all 3,141 jurisdictions in the USA, one of the ten lowest poverty rates is located in Northern Virginia, and that is Loudoun County (8th), which 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 there needs must be recognized.