Fredericksburg, VA
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Fredericksburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 28,118 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Fredericksburg is the 37th largest community in Virginia.

Fredericksburg home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Fredericksburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fredericksburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fredericksburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fredericksburg who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), sales jobs (10.87%), and management occupations (10.17%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Fredericksburg, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Fredericksburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Fredericksburg use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Fredericksburg‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Fredericksburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.71% of adults in Fredericksburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fredericksburg in 2010 was $28,453, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,812 for a family of four. However, Fredericksburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fredericksburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fredericksburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fredericksburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fredericksburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fredericksburg include German, English, Italian, and French .

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