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Fredericksburg
  • Town in Virginia

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Fredericksburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 28,622. Fredericksburg is in Fredericksburg City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Fredericksburg offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fredericksburg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fredericksburg. The public schools in Fredericksburg are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    266.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    45
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    55.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    200.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,129.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

Working in Fredericksburg

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,641
National
$62,843

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