Stafford County, VA

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Population

141,159

1.15% growth

Poverty Rate

4.75%


Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$103,005

5.62% growth

Number of Employees

68,238

3.91% growth

Median Property Value

$327,600

4.07% growth

About

In 2017, Stafford County, VA had a population of 141k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $103,005. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stafford County, VA grew from 139,548 to 141,159, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $97,528 to $103,005, a 5.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stafford County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.31%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.96%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%). N/A% of the people in Stafford County, VA speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stafford County, VA is $327,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Stafford County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 38.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Stafford County, VA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Stafford County, VA employs 68.2k people. The largest industries in Stafford County, VA are Public Administration (13,763 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,008 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,871 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($102,592), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,267), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,393).

Median household income in Stafford County, VA is $103,005. Males in Stafford County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Stafford County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$103,005

2017 value

± $2,824

5.62%

1 Year Growth

± 3.86%

Households in Stafford County, VA have a median annual income of $103,005, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $97,528 in 2016, which represents a 5.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stafford County, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 102.04

  2. Census Tract 102.13

  3. Census Tract 102.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stafford County, VA was Census Tract 102.04 with a value of $170,446, followed by Census Tract 102.13 and Census Tract 102.05, with respective values of $158,398 and $131,603.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stafford County, VA (6.52k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,749 ± 446

  2. Black

    1,378 ± 331

  3. Hispanic

    830 ± 280

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

68.2k

2017 Value

± 1,806

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stafford County, VA grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 65.7k employees to 68.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stafford County, VA, are Management Occupations (9,453 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,927 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,410 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stafford County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stafford County, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (9,453 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,927 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,410 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stafford County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.62 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.56 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stafford County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,677), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($106,065), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($102,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.2k

2017 Value

± 1,806

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stafford County, VA grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 65.7k employees to 68.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stafford County, VA, are Public Administration (13,763 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,008 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,871 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Stafford County, VA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (13,763 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,008 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,871 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stafford County, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.32 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.68 times), and Construction (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stafford County, VA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($102,592), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,267), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,393).

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Domestic Trade

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. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

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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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

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. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Stafford County, VA has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 6.39% on Medicaid, 6.28% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 11.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Stafford County, VA 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 3641 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.24% increase from the previous year (3333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2887 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1504 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,641 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stafford County, VA see an average of 3,641 patients per year. This represents a 9.24% increase from the previous year (3,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stafford County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.65%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

6.39%

Medicaid

6.28%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

11.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stafford County, VA declined by 2.4% from 7.84% to 7.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stafford County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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Diversity

Stafford County, VA is home to a population of 141k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.19% of Stafford County, VA residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2017, there were 3.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90k people) in Stafford County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stafford County, VA was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Stafford County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stafford County, VA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13k people

8.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.2k people

As of 2017, 9.19% of Stafford County, VA residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stafford County, VA was 8.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Stafford County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stafford County, VA was 96.5%, 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)

    90k ± 166

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    23.1k ± 729

  3. White (Hispanic)

    7.5k ± 803

In 2017, there were 3.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90k people) in Stafford County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,648 ± 732

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,121 ± 426

  3. Vietnam

    2,758 ± 285

Stafford County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stafford County, VA was $327,600 in 2017, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $314,800 to $327,600, a 4.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Stafford County, VA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stafford County, VA have an average commute time of 38.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stafford County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$327,600

2017 Median

± $3,767

$314,800

2016 Median

± $4,464

In 2017, the median property value in Stafford County, VA grew to to $327,600 from the previous year's value of $314,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stafford County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stafford County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$103,005

Median Household Income

± $2,824

45.3k

Number of Households

± 1,442

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Stafford County, VA grew to $103,005 from the previous year's value of $97,528.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Stafford County, VA 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

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in Stafford County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stafford County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

38.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stafford County, VA have a longer commute time (38.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 11.2% of the workforce in Stafford County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stafford County, VA was Drove Alone (74.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.72%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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