Washington, D.C.


*Virginia Refugee Data includes all refugee eligible populations being served by a Refugee Resettlement Provider currently under contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), Office of Newcomer Services (ONS). Data source: Virginia Newcomer Information Systems (includes Refugees, SIVs, & Asylees). Fiscal Year data.

** Immigrants comprise 12.5% total population in Virginia.

Diversity Contributions

*Data source: Virginia Newcomer Information Systems

Top Newcomer Languages
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Amharic
  • Tigrinya
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
Immigrant Household Income
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Building, Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance


Construction & Extraction


Computer & Math Sciences


*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Virginia. Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in Virginia.

Total # Immigrant Entrepreneurs in VA
Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications

*Data not available

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 18.9%
    Less than High School
  • 37.1%
    High School & Some College
  • 23.0%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 21.0%
    Graduate Degree
Naturalized Citizens
D. C. Sunset Run 2019 night
In solidarity with the 70+ million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, many of whom have walked weeks and months over difficult terrain seeking refuge, D.C. area runners and walkers participate in the Sunset Run for Refugees' annual event following a route from George Washington University to the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool to commemorate World Refugee Day.

August 20, 2023

Imagine being a skilled professional–a doctor even–respected in your field. And then war erupts, displacing you from your home, your family, your livelihood, your identity. When such a physician arrives in the United States, their credentials and expertise are erased and they must study for, and pass three United States Medical Licensure Exams (USMLEs), each of which involves fees and lengthy study programs. In addition, they must complete a residency program which are extremely competitive. Given the low-income, high-living expense lifestyles refugee doctors face upon arrival, these are steep barriers to overcome. TSOS is working to make these obstacles surmountable.

Community Programs Coordinator - Washington D.C.
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