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The Impact of Indian Immigration on Northern Virginia

The Impact of Indian Immigration on Northern Virginia

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It would seem logical that the nation to which immigrants move would have a larger impact on their lives than they would have on the area in which they settle, but that’s proving to be untrue, at least with Indian immigrants to northern Virginia. They’re having a significant impact on the culture, employment and even entertainment sectors in the northern half of the state, and across the country if truth be told.

Fairfax County – A Case Study

One needs look no further than Fairfax County for proof of how Indian immigrants are changing the fabric of northern Virginia. Currently, the area has over 107,000 residents of Indian descent, which is up 50% compared to what it was just 5 years ago. They’re now the richest minority in Fairfax County (and across the nation, really), and almost 75% of Indian residents hold at least a bachelor’s degree, with many holding multiple degrees. They’re one of the most upwardly mobile ethnic groups, and while outnumbered by Chinese residents, they’re making their presence felt much more strongly.


One area where Indian immigrants are changing things is in the realm of employment. The US has a significant demand for highly trained, skilled professionals in medicine, technology and any number of other areas. That demand is being filled, not by homegrown professionals, but by Indian immigrants and their natural-born American citizen children. Virginia’s technology corridors are prime examples here, but you’ll also find Indians settling in areas with easy access to Washington D.C., where they work in government jobs, as well as for international organizations, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Income Increases

As mentioned, Indian immigrants are now the wealthiest minority in Virginia. The median income for Asians as a whole across the US was $57,518, but Indians specifically earned a median income of $68,771, which far exceeds any other demographic, including Caucasian Americans.

Indian immigrants are coming to northern Virginia in record numbers, and they’re having a significant impact on the culture and economy. Those changes are certainly for the good, and enrich the lives of all residents.

Contact Gene Mock, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty 703-342-8100 for more information about investing in Northern Virginia real estate

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The Impact of Indian Immigration on Northern Virginia



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