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Economically Disadvantaged of Towns

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Economically Disadvantaged of Towns

Key Facts Economically Disadvantaged of Towns

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.


The Northern Virginia region has some of the highest household incomes in the United States.  However, there are persons in poverty in the region, and their needs must be recognized and addressed.  The poverty rate of all counties, cities, and incorporated towns n Northern Virginia are shown in this graph. The poverty rate is the ratio of the number of persons in poverty divided by the total population. The poverty rate of each Northern Virginia locality is lower than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States, with the exception of the towns of Quantico and Dumfries.  The Town of Quantico is higher than the Commonwealth of Virginia poverty rate, but lower than the United States poverty rate.  The Town of Dumfries is significantly higher than the poverty rate of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The poverty data is suppressed for the towns of Clifton and Hillsboro due to the survey sample size for these towns being too small.