Fredericksburg, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fredericksburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Fredericksburg had a population of 28,396 as of July 1, 2018. Fredericksburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fredericksburg is located at latitude 38.2993 and longitude -77.4867 in Fredericksburg (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fredericksburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Fredericksburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Fredericksburg (GNIS ID: 1498425) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fredericksburg: Fredericksburgh, Fredricksburg, Lease-Land, Leaselands.

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Fredericksburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,396
Population in Households 25,800
Population in Familes 17,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,596
Population Density2 2,720
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $49,547
Average Household Income $73,869
Per Capita Income $29,655


Total Housing Units 12,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,022 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,091 (58.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 972 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $348,642
Average Home Value $408,118


Total Households 11,113
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,573
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.91% 1.42%
Households 1.91% 1.31%
Families 1.69% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Fredericksburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fredericksburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 94th
Population Density # 105 82nd
Diversity Index # 109 82nd
Median Household Income # 323 46th
Per Capita Income # 242 59th

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