Stafford County, Virginia Population 2024

166,972

Stafford County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 166,972 with a growth rate of 1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Stafford County, Virginia is the 12th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 129,857 and has seen a growth of 28.58% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029175,9521,7961.03%
2028174,1561,7961.04%
2027172,3601,7961.05%
2026170,5641,7961.06%
2025168,7681,7961.08%
2024166,9721,7961.09%
2023165,1761,7961.1%
2022163,3801,7961.11%
2021161,5843,8382.43%
2020157,7463,9712.58%
2019153,7753,8842.59%
2018149,8913,0232.06%
2017146,8683,2272.25%
2016143,6412,6061.85%
2015141,0352,0981.51%
2014138,9372,9032.13%
2013136,0342,5851.94%
2012133,4491,1980.91%
2011132,2512,3941.84%
2010129,857
199061,23620,76651.31%
198040,47015,88364.6%
197024,5877,71145.69%
196016,8764,97441.79%
195011,9022,35424.65%
19409,5481,49818.61%
19308,050-54-0.67%
19208,104340.42%
19108,070-27-0.33%
19008,0977359.98%
18907,3621512.09%
18807,21179112.32%
18706,420-2,135-24.96%
18608,5555116.35%
18508,044-410-4.85%
18408,454-908-9.7%
18309,362-155-1.63%
18209,517-313-3.18%
18109,830-141-1.41%
18009,9713833.99%
17909,588-166,364-94.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.09% (1,796)
County Website
Stafford County
County Seat
2010 Population
129,857
Area
269 mi²
Density
621 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
28.58% (37,115)
Founded
1664

Stafford County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White94,08859.7%
Black or African American29,92218.99%
Two or more races15,3119.71%
Other race11,9387.57%
Asian5,9243.76%
Native American4040.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Stafford County, Virginia Population by Race

Stafford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Stafford County, Virginia Median Age

36.4

Total

35.4

Male

37.2

Female

Stafford County, Virginia Adults

There are 116,524 adults, (17,275 of whom are seniors) in Stafford County, Virginia.

Stafford County, Virginia Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Stafford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female77,75849.34%
Male79,84850.66%

Stafford County, Virginia Population by Age

Stafford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All50,3133.0679.620.4
Married32,0863.5887.212.8
Non Family11,0181.367.632.4
Female5,0083.56040
Male2,2013.3472.627.4
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3.46

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Stafford County, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Stafford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stafford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 63.16%.

Stafford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,958

Average Earnings

$82,458

Average Male

$49,969

Average Female

Stafford County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stafford County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Stafford County, Virginia Language

82.82% of Stafford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 17.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.61% of the population.

Stafford County, Virginia Language

Stafford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic23,0632,70211.72%
White85,5632,6893.14%
Black29,2641,8366.27%
Multiple15,0471,64810.95%
Other11,7159628.21%
Asian5,8665699.7%
Islander19736.84%
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5.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.43%

Male Poverty Rate

6.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stafford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stafford County, Virginia is Islander, with 36.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stafford County, Virginia is White, with 3.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.71%.

Stafford County, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.78%
High School6.3%
Some College3.87%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%
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Stafford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed16.62%
Male Unemployed12.09%
Female Employed3.65%
Male Employed2.65%
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Stafford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stafford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Stafford County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Stafford County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Stafford County, Virginia Marriage

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

Stafford County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Stafford County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19,956

Number of Veterans

16,835

Male Veterans

3,121

Female Veterans

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Stafford County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Stafford County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Stafford County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Stafford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stafford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Stafford County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Stafford County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Stafford County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.05%

Born in Stafford County, Virginia

87.5%

Native Born

12.5%

Foreign Born

5.47%

Non Citizen

7.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.5% of Stafford County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 38.05% having been born in Virginia. 5.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Stafford County, Virginia Place of Birth

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