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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    A-
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C-
Stafford County is located in Virginia with a population of 144,012. Stafford County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Stafford County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Stafford County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stafford County are highly rated.
Population
144,012

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,543
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Stafford 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
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Stafford County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,773
National
$55,322

Stafford County Reviews

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All around, my 13 years of living here was not terrible, although I absolutely despised the education of the elementary school I attended and believed even at such a young age that it was extremely biased, the middle and highschools were significantly better. There are times when school admin don't really do their best to protect the students, but in general again it's not extremely bad. All in all, it's right in between Richmond and DC, 15 minutes from Fredericksburg and Spotsy, right next to 95, and the neighborhoods/houses are very nice and well maintained!
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This county located in Virginia is a certified business county in the state of Virginia. Its population of people has grown since 2005 with new buildings, schools, roads, single family homes, employments. Crime is at the mid to highest.
Stafford County has a Widewater state park located in Widewater, VA and Curtis Park located in southern Stafford. There's a lot of shopping centers off of Garrisonville Rd, Warrenton Rd, Jefferson Davis Highway. Traffic starts from 4pm to 5:30 pm Monday thru Friday heading south on Jefferson Davis Highway and Route 1 including Saturdays and Sundays during certain days n hours, holidays. The county has been trying to improve the roads by widening it by adding two lanes in both directions.
I wish Stafford County of supervisors could vote for adding more colleges and making Jefferson Davis Highway from Quantico Marine base to Fredericksburg by adding another lane to is roads to help traffic flow less congested or no traffic.
Stafford County is a fast changing area with urban sprawl. Too many homes are being built as the population influx continues from the Northern DC suburbs, and unfortunately, roads are not being prioritized. Traffic is terrible, period. Stafford has mostly two lane back roads that are just not safe. There is virtually nothing for children and teens unless you travel to Fredericksburg or north, which takes up to an hour depending on traffic. I cannot imagine anyone actually retiring here-most of us are here for work. There is no sense of community to me.