Demographic Profile of Hispanics in
Virginia, 2011

This profile contains demographic and economic facts about the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the state of Virginia . All analyses are from Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the 1% Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) sample of the 2011 American Community Survey 1. For some states where the population of Hispanics or other groups is relatively small, reliable estimates of some indicators cannot be generated. This is indicated by the insertion of "n/a" in the text of this document and in the associated tables.

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Population and National Origin

    U.S. Rank 2
Total Hispanic Population in Virginia 649,000 16
Hispanics as Percent of State Population 8% 28
Hispanics as Percent of U.S. Hispanic Population 1.2% 16
Native-Born Hispanics (Percent of Hispanics) 53% 46
Foreign-Born Hispanics (Percent of Hispanics) 47% 6
Mexican Origin (Percent of Hispanics) 24% 38
Non-Mexican Origin (Percent of Hispanics) 76% 10

Age

  Median Age (years)
All Hispanics 27
Native-Born Hispanics 15
Foreign-Born Hispanics 36
Non-Hispanic Whites 41
Non-Hispanic Blacks 34

Marriage and Fertility

Marriage: Persons Ages 15 and Older Percent Married
All Hispanics 46%
Native-Born Hispanics 38%
Foreign-Born Hispanics 52%
Non-Hispanic Whites 55%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 33%
Fertility: Women 15 to 44
Births to Hispanic Women (12 month period prior to survey) 13,000
Hispanic Births as a Percent of All Births in Virginia 12%
Births to Native-Born Hispanics 5,000 (35%)
Births to Foreign-Born Hispanics 8,000 (65%)

Economic Status

Earnings: Persons 16
and older with earnings
Median U.S. Rank
Annual Personal Earnings of Hispanics $24,000 4
Annual Personal Earnings of Non-Hispanic Whites $36,000 9
Annual Personal Earnings of Non-Hispanic Blacks $26,300 11
Poverty Percent in Poverty 3
Hispanics 17 and Younger 25%
Non-Hispanic Whites 17 and Younger 10%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 17 and Younger 28%
Hispanics 18-64 15%
Non-Hispanic Whites 18-64 9%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 18-64 16%
Homeownership: Householders Homeownership Rate U.S. Rank
Hispanics 44% 22
Non-Hispanic Whites 74% 18
Non-Hispanic Blacks 51% 6

Health Insurance

Percent Uninsured
Hispanics 32%
Native-Born Hispanics 13%
Foreign-Born Hispanics 53%
Non-Hispanic Whites 9%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 16%
Hispanics 17 and Younger 12%
Non-Hispanic Whites 17 and Younger 4%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 17 and Younger 7%

School Enrollment

U.S. Rank
Number of Hispanics Enrolled in K-12 136,000 16
Hispanics as Percent of All K-12 Students 10% 25

Language

Language at Home: Persons 5 and Older
Only English Spoken at Home 143,000 (25%)
Language Other than Only English Spoken at Home 437,000 (75%)
  1. Users should exercise caution when comparing the 2011 estimates with estimates for previous years. Population estimates in the 2010 ACS and later are based on the latest information from the 2010 Decennial Census; the 2005 to 2009 ACS estimates are based on the latest information available for those surveys—updates of the 2000 Decennial Census. The impact of this discontinuity on comparisons between the 2010 ACS and earlier years is discussed in a recent Pew Hispanic report.
  2. National rankings include the District of Columbia as well as the 50 states. Some states may not be ranked due to small sample size.
  3. For detailed information on how poverty status is determined, see http://usa.ipums.org/usa-action/variables/POVERTY. Due to the way in which the IPUMS assigns poverty values, these data will differ from those that might be provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.