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Dumfries, VA
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Dumfries profile

Living in Dumfries

Dumfries is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,755 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Dumfries is the 116th largest community in Virginia.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.48% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Dumfries is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dumfries, the average commute to work is 34.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Dumfries is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Dumfries is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.88% of adults 25 and older in Dumfries have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dumfries in 2018 was $27,134, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,536 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 39.14% 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 German, Irish, English, Ethiopian, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

Dumfries also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.85%.

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