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A look at household incomes around the region

I recently looked into how Stafford County is ranked 7th in highest median household incomes across the country. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why, rather, it’s a combination of factors that contribute to this: commuting the Northern Virginia, jobs located around Quantico, high job growth in the county, high levels of education, etc.

But how do other counties stack up? I haven’t ranked all the counties in the state, but I did look at some statistics for counties in our area. Here’s some of the initial information that I found, according to U.S. Census data. Is there anything that you’re interested in seeing for the counties in the area? I’ll see what I can find.


Population Households Persons/household Per capita income Median household income  Below poverty level
Fredericksburg 24,286 9,206 2.27 $27,870 $43,558 17.60%
Orange County 33,481 12,669 2.52 $26,447 $54,916 9.70%
Virginia 8,096,604 2,974,481 2.56 $32,145 $61,406 10.30%
Culpeper 46,689 15,834 2.77 $27,507 $65,132 6.70%
King George County 23,584 8,194 2.65 $32,630 $76,241 7.10%
Spotsylvania 122,397 41,009 2.91 $31,012 $76,574 7.40%
Stafford 128,961 40,183 3.01 $34,691 $93,065 4.00%