Stafford County, VA

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2020 Population
150,185
2.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.7
0.563% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.48%
23.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$112,247
1.03% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$356,000
2.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Stafford County, VA had a population of 150k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $112,247. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Stafford County, VA grew from 146,773 to 150,185, a 2.32% increase and its median household income grew from $111,108 to $112,247, a 1.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stafford County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.5%), Other (Hispanic) (5.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.4%), and White (Hispanic) (5.2%).

None of the households in Stafford County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.9% of the residents in Stafford County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Stafford County, VA was $356,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Stafford County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 39.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Stafford County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Stafford County, VA is home to a population of 150k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.9% of Stafford County, VA residents were born outside of the country (16.3k people).

In 2020, there were 3.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.8k people) in Stafford County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.9% of Stafford County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Stafford County, VA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stafford County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89.8k ± 561
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.3k ± 826
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    8.29k ± 1.09k
13.4%
Hispanic Population
20.2k people

In 2020, there were 3.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.8k people) in Stafford County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in Stafford County, VA are hispanic (20.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stafford County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.3k people
9.77%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people

As of 2020, 10.9% of Stafford County, VA residents (16.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stafford County, VA was 9.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,056 ± 741
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,933 ± 460
  3. Vietnam
    2,619 ± 310

Stafford County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Stafford County, VA employs 73.3k people. The largest industries in Stafford County, VA are Public Administration (14,736 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,022 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,523 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($104,773), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($94,113), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,965).

Occupations

73.3k
2020 Value
± 2,095
1.74%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stafford County, VA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 72k employees to 73.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stafford County, VA, are Management Occupations (9,044 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,285 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (6,505 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stafford County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.3k
2020 Value
± 2,095
1.74%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stafford County, VA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 72k employees to 73.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stafford County, VA, are Public Administration (14,736 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,022 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,523 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stafford County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Stafford County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$71,559
Median earning men ± $2,057
$41,572
Median earning women ± $1,327

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($112,385), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,044), and Information ($82,157).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($90,417), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,619), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 807
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 708
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 497
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stafford County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Stafford County, VA was $356,000 in 2020, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $346,100 to $356,000, a 2.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Stafford County, VA is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Stafford County, VA have an average commute time of 39.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stafford County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stafford County, VA is $112,247. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Stafford County, VA was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $158,250, followed by Census Tract 102.12 and Census Tract 102.10, with respective values of $136,518 and $133,608.

Property

$356,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,114
$37,266
Median Property Taxes
±$1,380

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stafford County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.4% of the housing units in Stafford County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.13
  2. Census Tract 102.12
  3. Census Tract 102.10

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stafford County, VA was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $158,250, followed by Census Tract 102.12 and Census Tract 102.10, with respective values of $136,518 and $133,608.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Stafford County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$112,247
Median Household Income
± $3,806
48.2k
Number of Households
± 1,662

In 2020, the median household income of the 48.2k households in Stafford County, VA grew to $112,247 from the previous year's value of $111,108.

The following chart displays the households in Stafford County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stafford County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.1%)

In 2020, 71.9% of workers in Stafford County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who worked at home (8.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

39.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stafford County, VA have a longer commute time (39.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 9.61% of the workforce in Stafford County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stafford County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stafford County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stafford County, VA (7.99k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stafford County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.2% of the population of Stafford County, VA has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 6.57% on Medicaid, 7.26% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 10.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Stafford County, VA see 3260 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (3333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2940 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1223 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,260 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stafford County, VA

Primary care physicians in Stafford County, VA see an average of 3,260 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (3,333 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.83%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
6.57%
Medicaid
7.26%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
10.8%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stafford County, VA grew by 5.99% from 7.38% to 7.83%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40 in Stafford County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.8% in Stafford County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.8% in Stafford County, VA.

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