Stafford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 98,313 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Stafford is the 12th largest community in Virginia.
Stafford real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Stafford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Stafford is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Stafford, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Stafford 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: 13.58% 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.
Because of many things, Stafford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Stafford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stafford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Stafford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Stafford are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.45% of adults in Stafford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stafford in 2018 was $45,190, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,760 for a family of four. However, Stafford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stafford is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stafford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stafford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stafford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stafford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stafford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.