4-H Statistics

2015 - 2016 Statistics

Topic Virginia 4-H National 4-H
4-H Enrollment 240,812 5,959,550
Where 4-H Participants Live
Farms 3% 11%
Towns/Rural with less than 10,000 in population 31% 36%
Towns/Cities with 10,000 to 50,000 in population 23% 22%
Suburbs and Cities with more than 50,000 in population 42% 30%
Male-Female Ratio
Females 50.3% 52%
Males 49.6% 48%
Age of Participants*
Ages 5 to 8 43% 39%
Pre-teen (ages 9 to 11) 36% 37%
Early teen (ages 12 and 13) 11% 10%
Middle to upper teen (ages 14 to 19) 10% 11%
Youth from Minority Racial-Ethnic Groups 36% 38%
4-H Volunteer Leaders -- Adults and Teens 15,519 563,640
4-H Alumni 1 out of every 6 persons 60 million
Youth participating in 4-H overnight camping experience 11,353  

*Does not add up to 100% due to post high school, not in school, and special members

Data collected from the 2015-2016 Virginia 4-H ES-237 report and the National 2012 ES-237 report published by National 4-H Headquarters — NIFA.

2015-16 Virginia 4-H Statistical Profile (PDF)

For more information on 4-H statistics:
Tonya Price
totaylor@vt.edu
540-432-6029, Ext. 116