Stafford County (Virginia)

Stafford County is a county in the United States Virginia United States. In 2000, the County had 92 446 inhabitants and a population density of 132 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Stafford.


Stafford County is located in northeastern Virginia, on the east by Maryland, separated by the Potomac River and has an area of 725 square kilometers, of which 25 square kilometers are water surface. The southern border is the Rappahannock River. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Prince William County, Culpeper County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, King George County and Fauquier County.


Made it was in 1664 from parts of Westmoreland County. The County was named after the English town of Staffordshire. George Washington spent his childhood here, on the family estate on the Rappahannock River Ferry Farm, not far from Fredericksburg.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Stafford County 92 446 people in 30 187 households and 24 481 families. The population density was 132 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 82.00 percent White, 12.13 percent Black or African American, 0.45 percent Native American, 1.64 percent Asian, 0.10 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.21 percent from other races groups; 2,47 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.62 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 30 187 households out of which 46.9 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 68.0 percent were married couples living together, 9.3 percent were single mothers, 18.9 percent were non-families, 13.8 percent of all households and 3.4 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.32 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 31.6 percent population under 18 years, 7.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 33.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 21.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 5.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 66,809, and the median income for a family was $ 71,575. Males have a median income of $ 47,080, women $ 31,469. The per capita income was $ 24,762. 2.4 percent of families and 3.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 3.3 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 5.3 percent are 65 years old.