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Stafford County, Virginia; Essex County, Virginia; Fairfax County, Virginia

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Stafford County, Virginia
Essex County, Virginia
Fairfax County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 152,882 10,953 1,147,532
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 152,882 10,953 1,147,532
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 128,984 11,149 1,081,703
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18.5% -1.8% 6.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 128,961 11,151 1,081,726
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
4.9%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.9%
18.4%
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.7%
23.7%
14.0%
Female persons, percent
49.5%
53.1%
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
70.9%
57.3%
64.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.0%
37.4%
10.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.6%
1.2%
20.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
3.0%
3.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
14.2%
3.9%
16.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.3%
54.9%
50.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 20,297 636 73,603
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.8% 1.6% 31.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 51,376 5,894 416,058
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.4% 67.1% 68.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $346,100 $202,800 $563,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,208 $1,301 $2,729
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $556 $462 $870
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,546 $885 $1,881
Building permits, 2019 913 33 2,138
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 47,075 4,555 396,501
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.04 2.38 2.87
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.9% 87.8% 85.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 14.4% 3.6% 39.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 96.9% 80.7% 97.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 94.3% 61.4% 93.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.2% 82.3% 92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 39.9% 17.4% 61.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.0% 10.2% 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.8%
12.0%
8.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.3% 60.9% 70.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.1% 58.8% 64.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 161,438 19,587 2,795,360
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 287,048 68,391 6,870,151
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 171,086 90,738 1,408,820
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 25,177,210
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,247,882 236,634 14,589,534
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,288 $21,066 $13,043
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 40.5 35.7 32.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $111,108 $51,954 $124,831
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,126 $26,847 $56,231
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
16.2%
6.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 2,345 303 31,510
Total employment, 2018 33,843 3,293 637,023
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 1,451,715 98,218 52,368,335
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.0% -1.8% 3.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 9,954 805 114,600
All firms, 2012 8,581 842 115,917
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,496 470 62,967
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,285 229 41,905
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,242 146 47,911
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 6,066 640 64,164
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,355 139 12,378
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 6,816 614 98,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 479.5 43.4 2,766.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 268.96 257.12 390.97
FIPS Code 51179 51057 51059
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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