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Percentages represent change over the time period displayed.

Federal Government Direct Employment

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The share of all jobs located in Northern Virginia region that are direct Federal jobs is well above the state average, and there has been little change in the past decade.  
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
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GINI coefficient

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The GINI coefficient is a common measure of income dispersion used as a proxy for inequality. A score of 0 suggests that incomes are the same for all households in a locality, and a score of 1 means that a single person has all of the income in the locality.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Housing Affordability

Total

Housing Affordability.
Source: Housing Affordability.
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Median Household Income

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Median household income in Northern Virginia has increased in inflation adjusted dollars over the past two decades, but growth has been inconsistent and some groups still lag behind others.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Poor School-aged Children

Total

The share of school-age children (age 5-17) whose families have incomes below the poverty line is lower in most parts of Northern Virginia than in the state as a whole, but there is considerable regional variation in the poverty rate for school-age children.
Source: SAIPE
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Professional and Business Services Jobs

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Professional and business services as a share of private-sector jobs have rapidly grown in Northern Virginia.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Residents With Incomes Below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level

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The share of people living below the poverty line in Northern Virginia has increased gradually over the past decade. The 2017 federal poverty-line in Virginia is $20,420 for a family of three.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Residents With Incomes Below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

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Families who live on incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, $40,840 for a family of three, struggle to get by in Northern Virginia’s high-cost region.  
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Shifting Employment by Industry

Total

The general trend across the state since 2001 has been a growth in traditional “white-collar” professions, such as finance, public administration and professional and business services, and a decline in “blue-collar” services such as manufacturing and construction.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
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Unemployed Rate

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Residents of Northern Virginia are less likely to be unemployed than residents in other parts of Virginia across all racial groups and ages.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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