| ||Northern Virginia*||DC and Maryland suburbs^||Rest of Virginia|
|Population||2.3 million||3.1 million||5.5 million|
|Land area||2,200 square miles||1,700 square miles||37,300 square miles|
|Jurisdictions with average household income above $90,000||9||3||1|
|“Upper Crust” households+||60,000||63,000||22,000|
|Per-capita income||$55,60051 percent more than national average||$52,10042 percent more than national average||$33,3008 percent less than national average|
|Population below poverty level||113,000||242,000||616,000|
|State lottery sales||$232 million||$924 million||$1.1 billion|
|Cracker Barrel restaurants||2||0||25|
|Fortune 500 companies||8||7||11|
|Percentage of population above age 24 with college degree||45||36||20|
|Percentage of residents born outside United States||20||16||3|
|Percentage of whites||74||54||73|
|Percentage of Hispanics||14||10||4|
|Percentage of African-Americans||12||37||23|
|Percentage of Asians||11||7||2|
*Includes Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties as well as the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
^Includes DC and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties.
+Defined by Nielsen Claritas marketers
Key sources: Hartford Institute for Religion Research; Nielsen Claritas; US Census; Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Figures are the latest available.