Asset poverty rate: 21.90%
Average college graduate debt: $30,688
Unbanked households: 3%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6%
Food insecurity: 9.40%
Minimum wage: $9.50
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 133,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 61,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 8.80%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 19.80%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 23.40%
Poverty rate: 9.90%
Unemployment rate: 2.80%
High school graduation rate: 87.50%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 89.10%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 57%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 39.30%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 5%
Children in foster care: 4,925
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 180,123
Percent of children in immigrant families: 24%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 32%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 14%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.49%
People experiencing homelessness: 5,957
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 246,800
Percent renters: 34%
Total housing units: 3,191,847
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 422
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 918
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 33,124
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 323,000
EITC recipients: 576,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 10,600
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 106,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 122,558
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 842,704
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 114,114
Participants in all Head Start programs: 14,029
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 13%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 21,000
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 18,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 110,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 26%
Senior poverty rate: 7.10%
Women in poverty: 10.80%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Virginia policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Work Supports