Dumfries, VA

Dumfries profile

Living in Dumfries

Dumfries is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,922 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Dumfries is the 125th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Dumfries isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dumfries are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dumfries is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dumfries who work in food service (11.96%), office and administrative support (10.95%), and sales jobs (8.85%).

Also of interest is that Dumfries has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Dumfries, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Dumfries, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Dumfries is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Dumfries citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.55% of adults 25 and older in Dumfries have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dumfries in 2018 was $21,801, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,204 for a family of four. However, Dumfries contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dumfries is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dumfries home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dumfries, accounting for 42.97% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dumfries residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dumfries include Ghanian, German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dumfries's cultural character, accounting for 26.15% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Dumfries is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.