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 88.11% 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 sales jobs (11.98%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and management occupations (10.02%).
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.
In addition, Fredericksburg is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fredericksburg attending college, and as a result Fredericksburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Fredericksburg is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Fredericksburg area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Fredericksburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.34% of adults in Fredericksburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fredericksburg in 2010 was $29,090, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,360 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 11.09% 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.