October 21, 2020
One Region

Data Relevant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders in communities across the country have been working tirelessly to ensure that all community members have access to the services and support they need. The immigrant population is both essential to our country’s rapid response efforts and especially vulnerable to gaps in our social safety nets.  Understanding this population helps better inform local leaders as they aim to implement inclusive emergency response policies.

As our One Region report shared in March 2020, Northern Virginia is home to one of the country's fasts growing immigrantdestinations.  This diversity means that immigrants are some of the most vulnerable residents in the region but also heavily represented among the area’s frontline healthcare and essential workforce fighting against the virus and keeping the region running.

Using the latest data from the 2018 American Community Survey 5-year sample, this brief provides a glimpse at the role of immigrants in Northern Virginia during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the impact that the pandemic has had on the immigrant community.

The report was prepared by the New American Economy, commissioned by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission in partership with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
NVRC's Immigration Study Dashboard