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Stafford County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 139,992 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 92,446 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,322
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,331
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,430 (it was 5,856 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 270 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 518 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stafford County: 133.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.4%), Construction (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Stafford County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.7%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 70,366  (50.3%)
Females: 69,626  (49.7%)

Stafford County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Stafford County:

3.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $93,454 ($66,809 in 1999)

This county:

$93454
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,234 (lower quartile is $963, upper quartile is $1,602)
This county:

$1234
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $312,100 (it was $155,100 in 2000)
Stafford:

$312,100
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $234,700 - $390,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $328,427
Here:

$328,427
State:

$320,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,469
Here:

$203,469
State:

$312,609

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,778
Here:

$134,778
State:

$215,179

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,632
Here:

$145,632
State:

$268,971

Mobile homes: $21,599
Here:

$21,599
State:

$57,576
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,056
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

Institutionalized population: 1,637

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 163
  • Thefts: 1357
  • Auto thefts: 104
Stafford County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1101 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2001: 1468 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2002: 1692 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2003: 1385 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2004: 1395 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2005: 1452 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2006: 818 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2007: 732 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2008: 371 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2009: 455 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2010: 522 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 471 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2012: 638 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2013: 1043 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2014: 772 buildings, average cost: $248,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,618 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,575 (0.9%)

Stafford County household income distribution in 2009 Stafford County home values distribution Stafford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.3% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
Stafford County:

6.1%
Virginia:

11.7%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 8.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stafford County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aquia Harbour, Stafford Courthouse, Falmouth, Southern Gateway, Boswell's Corner.

Stafford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Stafford County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Stafford County: Confederate Breastworks (A), Forks of Waters (B), Flood (C), Locust Springs Recreation Site (D), Locust Springs Picnic Area (E), Valley Center (F), Head Waters (G), Company 4 Buena Vista Rescue Squad (H), Company 1 Lexington Rescue Squad (I), Shenandoah Rescue Squad (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stafford County include: Asbury Church (A), Beulah Presbyterian Church (B), Central Church (C), Green Hill Church (D), Hamilton Chapel (E), Hightown Church (F), Hiner Church (G), Laurel Gap Church (H), Lockridge Memorial Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stony Run Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Griffin Cemetery (3), Big Valley Cemetery (4), Blue Grass Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warwick Run (A), Siebert Run (B), Eowyns Run (C), Hulit Draft (D), Wooden Run (E), Whiteman Run (F), White Run (G), Vinegar Run (H), Upper Mountain Lick (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Stafford County: Highland Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Clinton County, Illinois , Perry County, Indiana , Saline County, Kansas , Harrisonburg city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,879
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,713 (65% naturalized citizens)

Stafford County:

4.0%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 513
  • 1990 to 1994: 515
  • 1985 to 1989: 508
  • 1980 to 1984: 591
  • 1975 to 1979: 465
  • 1970 to 1974: 308
  • 1970 to 1974: 239
  • 1965 to 1969: 574

Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 29.1%

Stafford County marital status for males Stafford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,935
  • One, attached: 3,536
  • Two: 149
  • 3 or 4: 439
  • 5 to 9: 767
  • 10 to 19: 880
  • 20 or more: 242
  • Mobile homes: 1,441
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Stafford County with a mortgage: 19,198 (2,651 second mortgage, 2,157 home equity loan, 113 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,594

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stafford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,87167
Mainline Protestant7,70414
Catholic6,2881
Other1,9788
Black Protestant3564
Orthodox501
None94,714-
Stafford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Stafford County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Stafford County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Stafford County:

7.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Stafford County:

27.8%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Stafford County:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,530
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $120.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,335
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,315
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.85
Corn for grain: 1257 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 156 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1333 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Stafford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 27724927.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Stafford County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Stafford County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from Stafford County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 9, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-755): November 9, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • VirginiaDrought, Incident Period: July 23, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3046): July 23, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3046, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Stafford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (10%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Stafford County (%):

  • German (13%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Stafford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,872 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 8,364 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 369 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 815 (2%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 53 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,186 (2%)
  • Other means: 283 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,381 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Stafford County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 673 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 281 people in nursing homes
  • 253 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 28 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Stafford County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 1,908 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,315 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $85,844.

11.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.51%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.40% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,418 average AGI)
Stafford County:

0.40%
Virginia average:

0.21%

6.17% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($26,321 average AGI)
4.94% relocated from other states ($23,695 average AGI)
Stafford County:

4.94%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince William County, VA  1.80% ($50,504 average AGI)
from Spotsylvania County, VA  1.20% ($40,378)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.72% ($65,159)
from Fredericksburg city, VA  0.58% ($37,237)
from Onslow County, NC  0.32% ($53,311)
from San Diego County, CA  0.26% ($53,558)
from King George County, VA  0.15% ($54,261)


10.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.99%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,471 average AGI)
Stafford County:

0.26%
Virginia average:

0.20%

6.38% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($27,949 average AGI)
4.35% relocated to other states ($22,585 average AGI)
Stafford County:

4.35%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spotsylvania County, VA  1.51% ($44,927 average AGI)
to Prince William County, VA  1.46% ($46,139)
to Fredericksburg city, VA  0.79% ($40,818)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.61% ($62,752)
to San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($54,604)
to Onslow County, NC  0.24% ($55,910)
to Caroline County, VA  0.18% ($42,855)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.5

Births per 1000 population in Stafford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Stafford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stafford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stafford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stafford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,786 (7,481 aged, 1,305 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,283 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Stafford County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (662)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (449)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (403)
  • Unspecified dementia (355)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (258)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (243)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (210)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (203)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (197)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (170)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1374.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 444.540
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.55

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.18
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 43.9
  • Other - 39.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 125,368
  • In family households: 114,282 (25,116 male householders, 8,195 female householders)
    26,742 spouses, 43,551 children (40,300 natural, 994 adopted, 2,257 stepchildren), 2,751 grandchildren, 972 brothers or sisters, 1,180 parents, 1,761 other relatives, 2,895 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,086 (4,237 male householders (3,098 living alone)), 4,221 female householders (3,448 living alone)), 2,628 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,593 (1,637 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,026 2-persons, 7,895 3-persons, 7,882 4-persons, 3,878 5-persons, 1,621 6-persons, 1,009 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,546 1-person, 1,516 2-persons, 230 3-persons, 100 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

22,503 married couples with children.
4,431 single-parent households (1,134 men, 3,297 women).

92.7% of residents of Stafford County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $362,072,000 ($3154 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $89,806,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $238,011,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,232,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $504,000
Federal grants: $28,873,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,352,000 ($3,905,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $59,100,000 ($4,486,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $515,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $295,456,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,859,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,054
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,511
Here:

21 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +350
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19,654
Here:

+167 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stafford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.11 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,557
  • 2000 to 2004: 11,773
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,865
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,991
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,151
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,367
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,337
  • 1940 to 1949: 730
  • 1939 or earlier: 699
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stafford County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 338
  • 4 rooms: 697
  • 5 rooms: 2,373
  • 6 rooms: 3,734
  • 7 rooms: 4,397
  • 8 rooms: 5,134
  • 9+ rooms: 7,609
  • 1 room: 93
  • 2 rooms: 219
  • 3 rooms: 637
  • 4 rooms: 894
  • 5 rooms: 1,510
  • 6 rooms: 1,133
  • 7 rooms: 571
  • 8 rooms: 463
  • 9+ rooms: 336
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stafford County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,630
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,559
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,711
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,177
  • no bedroom: 101
  • 1 bedroom: 719
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,817
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,429
  • 4 bedrooms: 654
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
Cars and other vehicles available in Stafford County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 349
  • 1 vehicle: 3,798
  • 2 vehicles: 11,427
  • 3 vehicles: 5,945
  • 4 vehicles: 2,104
  • 5+ vehicles: 708
  • no vehicle: 336
  • 1 vehicle: 2,062
  • 2 vehicles: 2,671
  • 3 vehicles: 643
  • 4 vehicles: 124
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

51% of Stafford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Virginia.

Stafford County:

51.3%
State average:

53.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 38757
  • Northeast: 13160
  • Midwest: 7765
  • South: 20718
  • West: 6091

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $146,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stafford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.8%)
  • Utility gas (23.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.9%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Electricity (68.3%)
  • Utility gas (16.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.4%)
  • Wood (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,144
Here:

7.9%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 224
Here:

3.7%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 522
Here:

14.0%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Stafford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,345,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $636,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,916,000
    Sewerage: $8,761,000
    Water Utilities: $8,087,000
    Regular Highways: $7,328,000
    General - Other: $6,939,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,166,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $203,635,000
    Police Protection: $12,147,000
    General - Other: $11,923,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,740,000
    Sewerage: $8,013,000
    Financial Administration: $7,514,000
    Water Utilities: $7,397,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,795,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,481,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,702,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,337,000
    Libraries: $3,781,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,735,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,856,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,783,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,261,000
    Health - Other: $1,241,000
    Solid Waste Management: $219,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $162,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,192,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,994,000
    General - Other: $1,073,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $141,776,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $350,000

Stafford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,080,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,287,000
    All Other: $2,883,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,466,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $446,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $4,242,000
    Public Welfare: $3,443,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,192,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,191,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,848,000
    Sale of Property: $1,700,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $867,000
    Special Assessments: $666,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,844,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $118,738,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,251,000
    All Other: $6,979,000
    Public Welfare: $3,882,000
    Highways: $1,008,000
    Water Utilities: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $121,965,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,062,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,431,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,151,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,752,000
    Other License: $3,561,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,269,000

Stafford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $348,117,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $268,716,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,875,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,280,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $79,280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,474,000

Stafford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,216,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $210,042,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,280,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 722
  • Number of aged recipients: 104
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 618
  • Number of recipients under 18: 133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 434
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 155
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 208
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 303
Stafford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stafford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,456$260,216531$210,3952,765$263,115150$73,2530$0182$157,33010$86,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED89$272,97840$206,625203$261,65023$40,6090$018$175,5003$50,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED136$239,50768$186,3381,367$286,675108$79,8701$1,950,00083$183,71112$94,583
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN178$248,89996$213,552956$288,44544$109,2270$047$164,5326$132,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$213,73716$248,813187$278,42812$217,3330$018$216,6671$118,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED76$273,14526$323,5003$136,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$334,50020$310,1502$101,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$258,0835$373,2002$122,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$147,5002$195,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$361,6670$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Stafford County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17671.8 years
Mary17277.9 years
John16574.4 years
William15773.2 years
Robert13671.9 years
George8174.4 years
Margaret8076.9 years
Charles8070.9 years
Thomas6071.5 years
Joseph6073.3 years
Most common last names in Stafford County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan7677.5 years
Newton6076.4 years
Johnson5875.5 years
Smith5173.3 years
Brown5075.4 years
Shelton4980.1 years
Payne4673.1 years
Williams4673.6 years
Jones4477.5 years
Jett3276.7 years
Businesses in Stafford County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven12Kincaid1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott1
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's8
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza3
Burger King2Penske2
CVS5PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Clarion1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Quality2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Cricket Wireless4RadioShack2
Curves3Rite Aid3
DHL2Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Sleep Inn1
Days Inn1Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza3Subway8
Dunkin Donuts1Super 82
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile4
FedEx16Taco Bell2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1Toyota1
Giant3Travelodge1
H&R Block4True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul7
Hilton1UPS17
Holiday Inn3Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walmart3
Honda1Wendy's2
Howard Johnson1Wingate2
Justice1YMCA1
KFC1

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