Education of

Incorporated Towns

About the Towns Data

All incorporated towns and places in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. All of the incorporated towns in Northern Virginia have a population of less than 65,000 persons, and one-year ACS estimates do not exist for incorporated places with a population of less than 65,000.  It is important to note that the ACS is based on a small sample of the population of a place.  The ACS estimates for small places such as Clifton, Dumfries, Hamilton, Haymarket, Hillsboro, Lovettsville, Middleburg, and Quantico can be unreliable if the margin of error error is large.  A town's margin of area for a data piece can be found by hovering over the town's data in a graph. 

 

For comparative purposes, Northern Virginia counties and cities, Commonwealth of Virginia, and United States data are provided in the charts.

Educational Attainment

Northern Virginia localities are home to some of the most highly educated residents in the nation.  This high education level of the region's citizens creates a strong, flourishing business community.

Bachelor's or Higher Degrees

All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph.  Out of all 3,141 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia.  Those include the City of Falls Church  (1st), Arlington (2nd), the City of Alexandria (5th), Fairfax (7th), Loudoun (8th), and the City of Fairfax (14th).

Graduate or Profressional Degrees

All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or professional degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph.  Out of all 3,141 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia.  Those include the City of Falls Church  (1st), Arlington (3rd), the City of Alexandria (4th), Fairfax (9th), the City of Fairfax (14th), and Loudoun County (20th).

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