Prince William County, Virginia Population 2021

Prince William County, Virginia's estimated population is 478,535 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Prince William County, Virginia is the 3rd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 406,169 and has seen a growth of 17.82% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021478,5354,1000.86%
2020474,4354,1000.87%
2019470,3354,1000.88%
2018466,2353,1660.68%
2017463,0696,5731.44%
2016456,4965,5181.22%
2015450,9787,1961.62%
2014443,7826,0471.38%
2013437,7358,1191.89%
2012429,61610,5222.51%
2011419,09412,9253.18%
2010406,169190,48388.31%
1990215,68670,98349.05%
1980144,70333,60130.24%
1970111,10260,938121.48%
196050,16427,552121.85%
195022,6124,87427.48%
194017,7383,78727.15%
193013,9512912.13%
192013,6601,63413.59%
191012,0269148.23%
190011,1121,30713.33%
18909,8056256.81%
18809,1801,67622.33%
18707,504-1,061-12.39%
18608,5654365.36%
18508,129-15-0.18%
18408,144-1,186-12.71%
18309,330-89-0.94%
18209,419-1,892-16.73%
181011,311-1,422-11.17%
180012,7331,1189.63%
179011,6150.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.86%
County Website
Founded
1731
County Seat
2010 Population
406,169
Growth Since 2010
17.82%
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Prince William County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White261,23056.61%
Black or African American96,92721.01%
Asian38,5708.36%
Some Other Race36,4617.90%
Two or More Races25,7595.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9980.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4780.10%
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Prince William County, Virginia Population by Race

Prince William County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Prince William County, Virginia Median Age

35.2


Total

34.4


Male

36


Female

Prince William County, Virginia Adults

There are 335,572 adults, (44,009 of whom are seniors) in Prince William County, Virginia.

Prince William County, Virginia Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Prince William County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

230,936

50.05%

Male

230,487

49.95%

Prince William County, Virginia Population by Age

Prince William County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prince William County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All73.3%26.7%
Male62.8%37.2%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Female56.6%43.4%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prince William County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All142,0003.2273.3
Married86,4833.7882
Non Family32,3711.3160.6
Female15,9553.7156.6
Male7,1913.9762.8

3.66

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

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Prince William County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,7146.00%
9th to 12th Grade16,2955.52%
High School Graduate59,08720.02%
Some College57,60419.52%
Associates Degree23,1037.83%
Bachelors Degree71,85924.35%
Graduate Degree49,45716.76%
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Prince William County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prince William County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White137,625131,97468,645
Black62,08258,42325,279
Hispanic60,46639,94011,335
Asian27,20123,72112,737
Other Race21,22712,0432,599
2+ Races10,2799,1114,459
Native American1,3161,023204
Islander323323130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.88%.

Prince William County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,860$63,951$43,658
Less Than 9th Grade$30,159$36,014$21,443
High School Graduate$38,114$45,982$29,642
Some College$46,741$56,432$38,978
Bachelors Degree$69,221$87,284$53,418
Graduate Degree$95,226$113,874$74,052

$53,860

Average Earnings

$63,951

Average Male

$43,658

Average Female

Prince William County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prince William County, Virginia Language by Age

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Prince William County, Virginia Language

66.25% of Prince William County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 33.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.57% of the population.

Prince William County, Virginia Language

Prince William County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic106,90112,91812.08%
White195,8716,7933.47%
Black95,4966,7497.07%
Other36,2116,20117.12%
Asian38,2972,2435.86%
Multiple25,5932,1018.21%
Native1,9441095.61%

6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.09%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prince William County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prince William County, Virginia is Other, with 17.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prince William County, Virginia is White, with 3.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.82%.

Prince William County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.43%
High School6.87%
Some College4.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.38%

Prince William County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.40%
Male Unemployed15.07%
Female Employed4.10%
Male Employed2.90%

Prince William County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prince William County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$107,132$127,287
Families$118,142$137,035
Married Families$130,986$151,374
Non Families$67,765$84,065
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Income by Household Type

Prince William County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Prince William County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Prince William County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Prince William County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Prince William County, Virginia Marital Status

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42,139

Number of Veterans

34,849

Male Veterans

7,290

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War19,896
Second Gulf War16,762
Vietnam9,392
Korea1,344
World War II294

Prince William County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5417,897
55 to 649,850
65 to 746,473
75+3,986
18 to 343,933

Prince William County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,28813.86%
Black12,22417.48%
Hispanic3,9865.60%
2+ Races1,54311.56%
Asian1,1023.68%
Other Race8173.26%
Native American996.69%
Islander6619.30%

Prince William County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Prince William County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prince William County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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72.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Prince William County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Prince William County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Prince William County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.73%

Born in Prince William County, Virginia

75.52%

Native Born

24.48%

Foreign Born

11.43%

Non Citizen

13.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.52% of Prince William County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 35.73% having been born in Virginia. 11.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prince William County, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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