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Prince William County, Virginia
​Total Area (land & water): 347.33 sq. miles
County Boundaries & Water Features: Eastern border: Potomac River, NE border: Occoquan River/Reservoir & Occoquan Bay, N-NW border: Bull Run, SE border: Chopawamsic Creek
Bordering Counties and Cities​ Clockwise from the North: Fairfax County (N,NE), Manassas Park City (N), Manassas City (Central), Charles County, MD (E), Stafford County (S), Fauquier County (W-SW), Loudoun County (N-NW)​ ​

Combined Statistical Area (CSA): Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (548)

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)​: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA (47900)

Metropolitan Division: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (47894)

U.S. Census Statistical Area Delineation Files

Comparative Stats

Prince William County

D.C. Metro* VirginiaUnited States
 Value​​%Value​​%Value​​%Value​​%
PWC Population Estimate 2019 Q4465,818    
Total population (U.S. Census Bureau)456,749(X)6,138,382(X)8,413,774(X)322,903,030(X)
Male227,95149.90%3,000,35648.90%4,138,57449.20%158,984,19049.20%
Female228,79850.10%3,138,02651.10%4,275,20050.80%163,918,84050.80%
Median age (years)34.9(X)36.8(X)38.1(X)37.9(X)
Under 5 years34,6057.60%403,3386.60%509,9556.10%19,836,8506.10%
Under 18 years125,95227.60%1,420,34423.10%1,867,42722.20%73,553,24022.80%
25 to 34 years63,25113.80%930,34515.20%1,170,46113.90%44,567,97613.80%
65 years and over41,8039.20%752,42912.30%1,230,24614.60%49,238,58115.20%
Not Hispanic or Latino        
White alone199,52943.70%2,813,93945.80%5,233,11162.20%197,181,17761.10%
Black or African American alone91,65020.10%1,521,41624.80%1,582,42118.80%39,715,91712.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone1,1450.30%11,5380.20%17,7470.20%2,135,4790.70%
Asian alone36,7218.00%609,0629.90%526,9736.30%17,367,1695.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone5520.10%3,4420.10%4,7400.10%525,1020.20%
Some other race alone1,4230.30%22,9300.40%21,2950.30%754,4960.20%
Two or more races20,6794.50%201,9843.30%256,3103.00%7,705,7552.40%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)105,05023.00%954,07115.50%771,1779.20%57,517,93517.80%
Place of Birth        
Born in United States334,27673.20%4,606,65875.00%7,214,55085.70%274,335,20985.00%
State of residence164,54236.00%1,945,60931.70%4,147,79249.30%188,455,93158.40%
Different state169,73437.20%2,661,04943.40%3,066,75836.40%85,879,27826.60%
Foreign born109,20723.90%1,396,38022.70%1,038,16012.30%43,539,49913.50%
Language Spoken at Home         
Language other than English at Home138,74432.90%1,635,44428.50%1,271,35516.10%65,109,68521.50%
Speak English less than "very well"56,12113.30%605,30210.60%464,6065.90%25,647,7818.50%
Households        
Married-couple family85,39460.80%1,086,74349.60%1,578,35750.50%57,816,94848.30%
With own children of the householder under 18 years44,75731.90%498,40722.70%638,19020.40%22,740,42619.00%
Average household size3.22(X)2.75(X)2.61(X)2.63(X)
Average family size3.67(X)3.37(X)3.17(X)3.23(X)
Educational Attainment (population 25+) and Veteran Status        
Bachelor's degree69,48723.90%1,072,15725.70%1,244,48921.70%42,470,92719.40%
Graduate or professional degree47,33916.30%1,038,98424.90%942,37416.40%26,396,12412.10%
High school graduate or higher257,71988.50%3,789,27390.70%5,117,53289.30%191,498,01487.70%
Bachelor's degree or higher116,82640.10%2,111,14150.60%2,186,86338.20%68,867,05131.50%
Civilian veterans (civilian noninstitutionalized population)41,47912.80%388,7038.30%684,48010.60%18,611,4327.50%
Housing        
Total housing units156,617(X)2,335,682(X)3,491,091(X)136,384,292(X)
1-unit, detached85,20554.40%1,096,34546.94%2,332,87866.82%92,574,61067.88%
1-unit, attached38,97825.53%458,60619.60%384,63511.00%7,967,8085.80%
2 or more units31,43420.07%78001933.40%77246422.13%3572211726.19%
Owner-occupied(X)73.20%1,391,49863.50%2,070,87966.20%76,444,81063.80%
Renter-occupied(X)26.80%799,84036.50%1,057,53633.80%43,285,31836.20%
Median rooms in housing units7.1(X)6.1(X)6(X)5.5(X)
Median home value (dollars)369,300(X)411,500(X)264,900(X)204,900(X)
Commuting        
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone179,68976.10%2,149,94766.00%3,205,87077.20%115,095,76576.40%
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled27,68211.70%304,6509.40%382,3249.20%13,671,9799.10%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)11,7325.00%442,11313.60%184,4054.40%7,602,1455.00%
Mean travel time to work (minutes)39.6(X)34.8(X)28.4(X)26.6(X)
Poverty & Income        
All people(X)6.80%(X)8.00%(X)10.90%(X)14.10%
Under 18 years(X)9.50%(X)10.30%(X)14.50%(X)19.50%
Median household income (dollars)$103,445(X)$100,732(X)$71,564(X)$60,293(X)
Economic Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of Nov. 2019 or 2019 Quarter 3)        
Labor Force248,428(X)3,491,666(X)4,441,393(X)164,386,000(X)
Employment243,020(X)3,395,073(X)4,332,623(X)158,945,000(X)
Unemployment5,5072.2%96,5932.8%108,7702.4%5,441,0003.3%
Establishments of Employment9,553(X)195,042(X)279,643(X)(X)(X)
Average Weekly Wage$960(X)$1,450(X)$1,125(X)$1,093(X)

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*"D.C. Metro" = Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes numerous counties and independent cities in the region surrounding the District of Columbia.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates; Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

  • Current estimates (2019 Quarter 4) from the PWC GIS Division are italicized. Census values do not add up to the county's Q4 estimates and percentages are from Census Bureau data.

Data retrieved from Data.census.gov and bls.gov/data

See Prince William County's Standard Data Dictionary for the county's official, detailed demographic database.

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