4-H Statistics

2016 - 2017 Statistics

Data collected from the 2016-2017 Virginia 4-H ES-237 Report and the National 2012 ES-237 Report published by National 4-H Headquarters — NIFA.
 

Topic Virginia 4-H National 4-H
4-H Enrollment 188,563 5,959,550
Where 4-H Participants Live
Farms 4% 11%
Towns/Rural with less than 10,000 in population 41% 36%
Towns/Cities with 10,000 to 50,000 in population 21% 22%
Suburbs and Cities with more than 50,000 in population 34% 30%
Male-Female Ratio
Females 51% 52%
Males 49% 48%
Age of Participants*
Ages 5 to 8 37% 39%
Pre-teen (ages 9 to 11) 40% 37%
Early teen (ages 12 and 13) 12% 10%
Middle to upper teen (ages 14 to 19) 10% 11%
Youth from Minority Racial-Ethnic Groups 47% 38%
4-H Volunteer Leaders — Adults and Teens 14,900 563,640
4-H Alumni 1 out of every 6 persons 60 million
Youth participating in 4-H overnight camping** 13,319  

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

**Through its six 4-H Educational Centers, Virginia 4-H has one of the largest camping programs in the nation.

For more information on 4-H statistics, please contact:
Tonya T. Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, 4-H
tonyaprice@vt.edu
540-432-6029, Ext. 116

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