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State Income Data - VA

Virginia

Income & Poverty
2012
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

934,231
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 69.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 84.3%
% change: 1990-2000 118.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 9.9%
With related children under age 18
12.8%
With related children under age 5
10.4%
Married-couple families 6.3%
With related children under age 18
7.4%
With related children under age 5
5.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 26.1%
With related children under age 18
34.5%
With related children under age 5
34.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 449,872
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
12.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
80.5%
Noncitizens 484,359
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
24.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
58.3%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa 93,296
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.2%
Born in Asia 393,731
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.4%
Born in Europe 99,104
Below 100% of the poverty level
6.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 327,829
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,549
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.7%
Born in Oceania 3,722
Below 100% of the poverty level
5.4%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 7,002,672
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 15.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 38.4%
% change: 1990-2000 1.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 8.3%
With related children under age 18
13.4%
With related children under age 5
14.4%
Married-couple families 3.4%
With related children under age 18
4.6%
With related children under age 5
4.9%
Families with female householder, no husband present 26.7%
With related children under age 18
35.5%
With related children under age 5
38.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 561,835
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,297,373
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 15.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 75.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 300,651
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,669,895
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 15.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 73.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 7,434,303
Below 100% of the poverty level 844,994
Speaks only English
6,271,799
Below 100% of the poverty level 698,920
Speaks Spanish
502,509
Below 100% of the poverty level 77,554
Speaks other Indo-European languages
274,804
Below 100% of the poverty level 24,430
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
271,163
Below 100% of the poverty level 23,785
Speaks other languages
114,028
Below 100% of the poverty level 20,305
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.4%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.1%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.9%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.8%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 446,037
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 18.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 15.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 16.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 25.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 233,830
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
10.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
13.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
32.9%
Noncitizens (%) 212,207
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
27.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
12.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
17.3%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $45,801
Female $36,987
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$57,368
Female
$46,962
Noncitizens  
Male
$34,278
Female
$26,922
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,503,244
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 12.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 27.1%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $53,456
Female $41,451
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $66,868
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $80,050
Noncitizens $54,393
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $61,210
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 54.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 70.3%
Noncitizens 33.5%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 937,370
With health insurance 69.9%
With private health insurance
62.8%
With public coverage
13.3%
No health insurance coverage 30.1%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 448,423
With health insurance 84.8%
With private health insurance
75.7%
With public coverage
19.8%
No health insurance coverage 15.2%
Noncitizens (%) 488,947
With health insurance 56.3%
With private health insurance
51.0%
With public coverage
7.3%
No health insurance coverage 43.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 7,036,096
With health insurance 89.8%
With private health insurance
75.7%
With public coverage
26.2%
No health insurance coverage 10.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.