Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Stafford County is located in Virginia with a population of 141,159. 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
141,159

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,481
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Stafford County
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Stafford County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    14%
  • 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
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    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
$103,005
National
$55,322

Stafford County Reviews

482 reviews
All Categories
Stafford is a fantastic place to live if you enjoy paying high taxes for little reward. It has the highest cost of living in the region. Also, if you enjoy traffic, Stafford is the place for you! Our county was featured on national news last year as having some of the worst traffic in America. However, Stafford is trying to improve by widening its roads. Currently the county has the population of a Washington DC suburb with the roads of a rural county.
Start Your Review of Stafford County
Rate It!
Stafford County is a quiet place to live with a fair price of living and it's proximity to D.C. provides numerous opportunities for pursuing a career. Locally, its residents form a cooperative and thriving community where connecting with neighbors is an open and fulfilling experience. Stafford also has a variety of retail stores and supermarkets to suit the majority of consumer needs. Much pride is held in the county's schools which bolster high academic success and leadership for their students. Students have a wide range of access to scholarships, internships, clubs, volunteering opportunities, and engaging course work. The high schools, in particular, actively participate in events on- and off-campus for the betterment of the community. Stafford County is well protected by its local sheriff department as well as an excellent first responders system and local hospital as well.
At first I didn't like Stafford because I thought it was in the middle of nowhere. Now I realize that there are many recreational activities to do in this area. It is also close to many historical cities and landmarks. The school system is also good as well. There are many vigorous programs one can take to better their education. The neighborhoods are also friendly although there are a bit too many houses being built. There is also lots of traffic due to construction and people working in the Washington D.C area. But overall, it's a good community.