Fredericksburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fredericksburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Fredericksburg had a population of 28,684 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fredericksburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Fredericksburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,684
Daytime Population: Workers 26,594
Daytime Population: Residents 15,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,697
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 26,104
Population in Familes 17,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,580
Population Density2 2,748
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $47,593
Average Household Income $69,649
Per Capita Income $28,089


Total Housing Units 12,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,018 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,248 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,163 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $341,855
Average Home Value $396,634


Total Households 11,266
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,657
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.32% 2.1%
Households 2.37% 2.16%
Families 2.13% 1.99%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2017 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 # 38 94th
Population Density # 102 83rd
Diversity Index # 99 83rd
Median Household Income # 326 45th
Per Capita Income # 256 57th

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