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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C
Spotsylvania County is located in Virginia with a population of 131,412. In Spotsylvania County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Spotsylvania County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Spotsylvania County are above average.
Population
131,412

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$276,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,435
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Spotsylvania County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Spotsylvania County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,330
National
$55,322

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    Spotsylvania County Reviews

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    I generally had a great experience growing up in Spotsylvania County! As a kid I was never bored as my parents could always find fun things to do. Whether it was a trip to an apple orchard, canoeing down the Rappahannock river, or walking around downtown Fredericksburg our location was perfect for a variety of activities. Now that I am older and looking for better walk-ability and night life it is not the best area for that however it will always be a great place to come home too.
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    Spotsylvania County is a beautiful county just outside Fredericksburg, Virginia. Although there is not much to do, the people are wonderful and so interesting, and it is never boring. It's a very diverse place, but if I could change anything it would be the level of acceptance of some people. There are a lot of traditions some are a little unwilling to change. Overall though, things are still improving and more people are becoming more welcoming to others that are different than themselves. I'm happy to live here and to enjoy the amazing views, the sunsets here never disappoint. It's a very family friendly place, and downtown Fredericksburg is somewhere that you could spend days walking around. This county is also at the heart of many civil war battlefields, there is an unbelievable amount of history packed into the area. I've once took a metal detector to my backyard and found a compass, and I've heard many similar stories. The outdoors are a huge part of life here for good reason.
    Spotsylvania is a great area to raise your children--there are lots of parks, pools and overall a pretty friendly environment! I would say that for changes in this area that there would be more safety enforced. Drivers are always speeding on main roads and neighborhoods and I never see the police around to monitor it!