Dumfries is a town located in Scotland. It was at one time a royal burgh in the Dumfries and Galloway council area. The city is also known as the “Queen of the South.” The town has a population of 49,221 residents per 2011 census data. People that reside in Dumfries are known as Doonhamers. The town is known for its history as a county town and a market town.
City Size and Population Density
In terms of area, the information available is based on the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway. This area comes to a total of 6,426 square kilometers. With a combined population of 151,324 residents between the cities, the population density of the council area is approximately 23.5 individuals per square kilometer.
Dumfries Population Demographics
The median age of women in Dumfries is 47, while that number drops to 45 for men. There is a higher percentage of women than men residing in this town, making up 51.5% of the total population, which falls right in line with the national average of Scotland. The largest age group in the city is the 45 to 59 group, which make up nearly one-quarter of the total population. There is also a large number of people aged 65 and older residing in Dumfries.
This town has a long history, a unique culture, many attractions, and employment and educational opportunities that will continue to bring in residents and visitors from all over the world.