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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)

Comparative StatsPrince William CountyD.C. Metro* VirginiaUnited States

Value​​%Value​​%Value​​%Value​​%
PWC Population Estimate 2019 Q4469,236    
Total population (U.S. Census Bureau)461,423(X)6,196,585(X)8,454,463(X)324,697,795(X)
Male230,48750.03,028,97548.94,159,17349.2159,886,91949.2
Female230,93650.03,167,61051.14,295,29050.8164,810,87650.8
Median age (years)35.2(X)37.0(X)38.2(X)38.1(X)
Under 5 years34,1187.4402,6046.5508,3996.019,767,6706.1
Under 18 years125,85127.31,427,10823.01,865,69922.173,429,39222.6
25 to 34 years62,84013.6930,53515.01,174,09113.945,030,41513.9
65 years and over44,0099.5786,02812.71,271,94615.050,783,79615.6
Not Hispanic or Latino        
White alone198,16142.92,819,73245.55,227,56961.8197,100,37360.7
Black or African American alone93,87620.31,535,28224.81,588,72618.839,977,55412.3
American Indian and Alaska Native alone1,3240.312,7530.218,0920.22,160,3780.7
Asian alone38,1668.3619,50810.0536,0766.317,708,9545.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone3940.13,4300.15,1460.1540,5110.2
Some other race alone1,4290.323,3530.421,7500.3789,0470.2
Two or more races19,6654.3205,8613.3265,1033.17,941,6082.4
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)108,40823.5976,66615.8792,0019.458,479,37018.0
Place of Birth        
Born in United States334,48772.54,646,75375.07,239,45585.6275,537,27084.9
State of residence164,86035.71,976,47331.94,167,76249.3189,033,09458.2
Different state169,62736.82,670,28043.13,071,69336.386,504,17626.6
Foreign born112,95524.51,412,07422.81,051,55912.444,011,87013.6
Language Spoken at Home        
Language other than English at Home144,20933.71,679,06029.01,296,95916.365,947,77321.6
Speak English less than "very well"59,20413.9624,41010.8471,6455.925,615,3658.4
Households        
Married-couple family86,48360.91,102,65049.71,586,49450.358,198,77148.2
With own children of the householder under 18 years44,80231.6501,60022.6636,10420.222,736,64118.8
Average household size3.22(X)2.75(X)2.61(X)2.62(X)
Average family size3.66(X)3.37(X)3.17(X)3.23(X)
Educational Attainment (population 25+) and Veteran Status        
Bachelor's degree71,85924.31,092,39325.81,272,60822.043,646,10419.8
Graduate or professional degree49,45716.81,060,99225.1967,75216.827,274,05812.4
High school graduate or higher261,11088.53,843,59690.95,181,53889.7194,149,81588.0
Bachelor's degree or higher121,31641.12,153,38550.92,240,36038.870,920,16232.1
Civilian veterans (civilian noninstitutionalized population)42,13912.8386,0188.2677,53310.518,230,3227.3
Housing    
Total housing units158,015(X)2,361,267(X)3,514,032(X)137,428,986(X)
1-unit, detached85,92454.41,092,93046.32,166,18661.684,770,30961.7
1-unit, attached40,58725.7460,05719.5385,13911.08,048,5625.9
2 or more units31,50419.9792,87633.6783,19522.336,114,70726.3
Owner-occupied households104,06173.31,409,32563.62,087,71166.377,274,38164.0
Renter-occupied households37,93926.7807,67236.41,063,33433.743,481,66736.0
Median rooms7.0(X)6.1(X)6.0(X)5.5(X)
Median value (dollars)$382,400(X)$424,000(X)$273,100(X)$217,500(X)
Commuting        
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone179,80175.32,175,18165.83,230,27177.0116,584,50776.3
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled27,45411.5306,4899.3384,1729.213,763,5329.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)11,8034.9442,16913.4184,5344.47,641,1605.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes)40.0(X)35.0(X)28.7(X)26.9(X)
Poverty & Income        
All people(X)6.6(X)7.8(X)10.6(X)13.4
Under 18 years(X)9.0(X)9.9(X)13.9(X)18.5
Median household income (dollars)$107,132(X)$103,751(X)$74,222(X)$62,843(X)
Economic Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of Oct. 2020 and 2020 Quarter 2)        
Labor Force239,946(X)3,372,052(X)4,267,127(X)161,053,000(X)
Employment226,974(X)3,151,020(X)4,053,828(X)150,433,000(X)
Unemployment rate5.4(X)6.6(X)5.0(X)6.6(X)
Establishments of Employment9,671(X)196,476(X)283,318(X)10,450,970(X)
Average Weekly Wage$1,048(X)$1,614(X)$1,218(X)$1,188(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 2015-2019 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 (2020 Quarter 4) from the PWC Department of Information Technology's Geospatial Technology Services 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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