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A Portrait of<br /> children<br /> in Northern Virginia 2010<br /> A REPORT PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND VOICES FOR VIRGINIA’S CHILDRENTable of Contents<br /> Volume I<br /> Executive Summary ...........................................................................................................1<br /> Section I: Introduction ...................................................................................................14<br /> Section II: Demography: Population Characteristics .................................................17<br /> Section III: Economic & Social Circumstances ...........................................................23<br /> Section IV: Immigrant Families ....................................................................................36<br /> Section V: Education: Attainment & Performance.....................................................40<br /> Section VI: Maternal & Child Health....................<a title="Report 2010 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=1">A Portrait of children in Northern Virginia 20</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=2">Table of Contents Volume I Executive Summa</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=3"> About The Community Foundation During FY 2010</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=4"> A PorTrAiT oF ChilDreN iN NorTherN VirgiNiA: 2010</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=5"> DeMogrAPhY: PoPulATioN ChArACTerisTiCs More than </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=6"> 150.0% Population change 120.0% Hispanic</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=7"> eCoNoMiC & soCiAl CirCuMsTANCes deep pockets of p</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=8"> The Facts • A substantial number of children </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=9"> iMMigrANT FAMilies children in immigrant families</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=10"> The Facts • The percentage of children in imm</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=11"> eDuCATioN: ATTAiNMeNT & PerForMANCe Approximately</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=12"> School Enrollment by race & Ethnicity, Northern V</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=13"> MATerNAl & ChilD heAlTh maternal and infant healt</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=14">The Facts • Prenatal care levels in Northern Virg</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=15"> ChilDreN AND YouTh AT risk Our children and youth</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=16"> Approximately 12,500 children in Northern Virgin</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=17"> Section I Introduction Purpose This</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=18"> The information and discussion presented below ex</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=19"> Method of Presentation Where data permit reliabl</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=20"> Section II Demography Northern Virginia is d</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=21"> Distribution of Population 0-17 Year</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 22" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=22"> There is substantial variation among local jurisd</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 23" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=23"> Northern Virginia had about two-thirds of Virgini</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 24" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=24"> The Hispanic population under 18 years of age, wh</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 25" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=25"> There are indications that census data undercount</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 26" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=26"> Section III Economic & S</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 27" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=27"> Similarly, per capita income, too, is much higher</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 28" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=28"> As with individual and family poverty levels, the</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 29" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=29"> LOUDOUN The distribution of low-income reside</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 30" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=30"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 31" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=31"> Gender based income disparity is greater in North</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 32" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=32"> poverty level) to poverty status rises sharply wi</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 33" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=33"> Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Vi</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 34" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=34"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 35" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=35"> Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Program , Northern</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 36" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=36"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 37" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=37"> Although there has been considerable annual varia</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=38"> Arlington, and Loudoun County each have less than</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=39"> Section IV Immigrant Families Child</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=40"> Children i</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=41"> Linguistic Isolatio</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=42"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 43" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=43"> Section V E</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 44" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=44"> Education levels among residents of Northern Virg</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 45" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=45"> nationwide, the Hispanic rate about 55 percent, a</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 46" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=46"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 47" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=47"> High school (grades 9-12) dropouts in Northern Vi</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 48" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=48"> 100.0% 90.0% 80.0% 70.0% 60.0% 50.</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 49" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=49"> Improvement in the number and percentage of stude</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 50" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=50"> and advice regularly during pregnancy have health</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 51" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=51"> Northern Virginia birth rates, which are comparab</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 52" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=52"> expected to be of lower birth weight than average</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 53" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=53"> Low birth weight arises as a result of a baby bei</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 54" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=54"> decade, birth rates have increased substantially </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 55" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=55"> Similar negative patterns have emerged in Virgini</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 56" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=56"> Reported data do not distinguish adequately the H</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 57" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=57"> likely than women over age 20 to give birth prema</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 58" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=58"> per 1,000) rates. There were sizable reductions i</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 59" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=59"> rate for Northern Virginians for youth under 19 y</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 60" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=60"> . Self-Inflicted Injury, Suicide In most comm</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 61" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=61"> • About 14% were having problems at school.33 S</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 62" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=62"> Youth and Young A</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 63" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=63"> Child Abuse, Nort</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 64" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=64"> in a safe and nurturing environment until they ca</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 65" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=65"> </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 66" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=66"> At risk for the same types of psychological disor</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 67" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=67"> Northern Virginia Children 5-15 Years of Age Pe</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 68" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=68"> noteworthy that the higher offense rates are in m</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 69" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=69">Footnotes Page 1 ! ! 1""3,"</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 70" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=70"> ! 7P!Q.0'%%!$.6$<,*'6!)*#'&/$%'>!F&$.</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 71" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=71"> ! ^P!S'%=0*%!)3!!*#'!Z,&?,&6!Q.$?'&%$</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 72" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=72"> A Portrait of Children in Northern Virginia </a> <a title="Report 2010 page 73" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=73"> 70</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 74" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=74"> 71</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 75" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=75"> 72</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 76" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=76"> 73</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 77" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=77"> Acknowledgements This report was prepared by the</a> <a title="Report 2010 page 78" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/60fd7927?page=78"> For the complete report, including dat</a>