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

** Immigrants comprise 12.5% total population in Virginia.

Diversity Contributions

*Data source: Virginia Newcomer Information Systems

Top Newcomer Languages
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • Spanish
  • 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.

February 13, 2021

How does a refugee move forward in a new country? How do they bridge the gaps they face that are necessary for integration into a new place? Most importantly, how do they learn the language fast enough to get a job and be productive in their communities? One ESL program in Virginia's southeast region targeting mothers and children conducts classes over Zoom, offering both language skills and a sense of community for women who are often more isolated.

Assistant Director of Community Programs, Washington, D.C./Virginia
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Community Liaison, Washington, D.C.
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