Falls Church city, VA

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2020 Population
14,309
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.2
1.29% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
2%
36.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$146,922
15.1% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$810,900
2.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,971
1.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Falls Church city, VA had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $146,922. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Falls Church city, VA grew from 14,128 to 14,309, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $127,610 to $146,922, a 15.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Falls Church city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.88%), White (Hispanic) (6.85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%).

None of the households in Falls Church city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.2% of the residents in Falls Church city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Falls Church city, VA was $810,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%. Most people in Falls Church city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Falls Church city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Falls Church city, VA borders Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA.

Diversity

Falls Church city, VA is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 17% of Falls Church city, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.43k people).

In 2020, there were 7.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Falls Church city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.41k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 980 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Falls Church city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 62
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.41k ± 122
  3. White (Hispanic)
    980 ± 258
10.6%
Hispanic Population
1.52k people

In 2020, there were 7.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Falls Church city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.41k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 980 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Falls Church city, VA are hispanic (1.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Falls Church city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.43k people
19.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.71k people

As of 2020, 17% of Falls Church city, VA residents (2.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Falls Church city, VA was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.6
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Falls Church city, VA was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Falls Church city, VA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Falls Church city, VA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Citizenship

94.2%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.2% of Falls Church city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Falls Church city, VA was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    433 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    130 ± 74
  3. Vietnam
    93 ± 69

Falls Church city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Falls Church city, VA is $146,922. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Falls Church city, VA was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $178,250, followed by Census Tract 5002 and Census Tract 5003, with respective values of $151,750 and $115,571.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Falls Church city, VA employs 7.97k people. The largest industries in Falls Church city, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,091 people), Public Administration (1,258 people), and Educational Services (845 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($159,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($126,151), and Public Administration ($123,333).

Wages

Median Household Income

$146,922
2020 value
± $10,939
15.1%
1 Year Growth
± 12.7%

Households in Falls Church city, VA have a median annual income of $146,922, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $127,610 in 2019, which represents a 15.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$80,381
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,440
$60,365
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,133

In 2020, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $76,850 ± $3,561
  2. White
    $66,712 ± $1,098
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,027 ± $3,581

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Falls Church city, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5001
  2. Census Tract 5002
  3. Census Tract 5003

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Falls Church city, VA was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $178,250, followed by Census Tract 5002 and Census Tract 5003, with respective values of $151,750 and $115,571.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Falls Church city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Falls Church city, VA (285 out of 14.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    172 ± 109
  2. Hispanic
    55 ± 108
  3. Asian
    46 ± 99

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Falls Church city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.97k
2020 Value
± 613
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Falls Church city, VA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 7.88k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Falls Church city, VA, are Management Occupations (1,695 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (922 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (822 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,695 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (922 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (822 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls Church city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (4.22 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.17 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($198,197), Legal Occupations ($144,286), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($131,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.97k
2020 Value
± 613
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Falls Church city, VA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 7.88k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Falls Church city, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,091 people), Public Administration (1,258 people), and Educational Services (845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Falls Church city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Falls Church city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Falls Church city, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,091 people), Public Administration (1,258 people), and Educational Services (845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls Church city, VA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.53 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.38 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Falls Church city, VA, by median earnings, are Information ($159,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($126,151), and Public Administration ($123,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Falls Church County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 81% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (16.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%). The most partisan county was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Falls Church County, VA
81% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Falls Church city, VA was $810,900 in 2020, which is 3.53 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $789,300 to $810,900, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Falls Church city, VA is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Falls Church city, VA have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Falls Church city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$810,900
2020 Median
± $39,435
$789,300
2019 Median
± $34,187

In 2020, the median property value in Falls Church city, VA grew to to $810,900 from the previous year's value of $789,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Falls Church city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Falls Church city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$146,922
Median Household Income
± $10,939
5.63k
Number of Households
± 474

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.63k households in Falls Church city, VA grew to $146,922 from the previous year's value of $127,610.

The following chart displays the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Falls Church city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
2020 Homeownership
58.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 58.8% of the housing units in Falls Church city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Falls Church city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Falls Church city, VA have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.731% of the workforce in Falls Church city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (60.6%)
  2. Public Transit (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.2%)

In 2020, 60.6% of workers in Falls Church city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (14.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Falls Church city, VA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

97.4% of the population of Falls Church city, VA has health coverage, with 74.1% on employee plans, 1.23% on Medicaid, 9.15% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Falls Church city, VA see 352 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.44% increase from the previous year (347 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 305 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 87 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

352 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Falls Church city, VA

Primary care physicians in Falls Church city, VA see an average of 352 patients per year. This represents a 1.44% increase from the previous year (347 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Falls Church city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.63%
Uninsured
74.1%
Employer Coverage
1.23%
Medicaid
9.15%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Falls Church city, VA declined by 1.35% from 2.67% to 2.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Falls Church city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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