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Prince William County, Virginia
Total Area (land & water): 347.33 sq. miles
County Boundaries & Water Features: Eastern border: Potomac River, NE border: Occoquan River/Reservoir & Occoquan Bay, N-NW border: Bull Run, SE border: Chopawamsic Creek
Bordering Counties and CitiesClockwise from the North: Fairfax County (N,NE), Manassas Park City (N), Manassas City (Central), Charles County, MD (E), Stafford County (S), Fauquier County (W-SW), Loudoun County (N-NW)

Combined Statistical Area (CSA): Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (548)

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA (47900)

Metropolitan Division: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (47894)

Comparative Stats Prince William County D.C. Metro*  Virginia United States
  Value % Value % Value % Value %
PWC Population Estimate: 2021 Q3 -              
Total population (2020 Census values in bold) 482,204 (X) 6,385,162 (X) 8,631,393 (X) 331,449,281 (X)
Male 230,487 50.0 3,028,975 48.9 4,159,173 49.2 159,886,919 49.2
Female 230,936 50.0 3,167,610 51.1 4,295,290 50.8 164,810,876 50.8
Median age (years) 35.2 (X) 37.0 (X) 38.2 (X) 38.1 (X)
Under 5 years 34,118 7.4 402,604 6.5 508,399 6.0 19,767,670 6.1
Under 18 years 125,851 27.3 1,427,108 23.0 1,865,699 22.1 73,429,392 22.6
25 to 34 years 62,840 13.6 930,535 15.0 1,174,091 13.9 45,030,415 13.9
65 years and over 44,009 9.5 786,028 12.7 1,271,946 15.0 50,783,796 15.6
Not Hispanic or Latino (2020 Census)                
White alone 185,048 38.4 2,703,319 42.3 5,058,363 58.6 191,697,647 57.8
Black or African American alone 94,939 19.7 1,535,923 24.1 1,578,090 18.3 39,940,338 12.1
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 745 0.2 11,083 0.2 19,080 0.2 2,251,699 0.7
Asian alone 49,836 10.3 694,753 10.9 610,612 7.1 19,618,719 5.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 507 0.1 3,746 0.1 6,195 0.1 622,018 0.2
Some other race alone 3,384 0.7 40,572 0.6 45,394 0.5 1,689,833 0.5
Two or more races 26,221 5.4 300,816 4.7 404,910 4.7 13,548,983 4.1
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) (2020 Census) 121,524 25.2 1,094,950 17.1 908,749 10.5 62,080,044 18.7
Place of Birth                
Born in United States 334,487 72.5 4,646,753 75.0 7,239,455 85.6 275,537,270 84.9
State of residence 164,860 35.7 1,976,473 31.9 4,167,762 49.3 189,033,094 58.2
Different state 169,627 36.8 2,670,280 43.1 3,071,693 36.3 86,504,176 26.6
Foreign born 112,955 24.5 1,412,074 22.8 1,051,559 12.4 44,011,870 13.6
Language Spoken at Home                
Language other than English at Home 144,209 33.7 1,679,060 29.0 1,296,959 16.3 65,947,773 21.6
Speak English less than "very well" 59,204 13.9 624,410 10.8 471,645 5.9 25,615,365 8.4
Households                
Married-couple family 86,483 60.9 1,102,650 49.7 1,586,494 50.3 58,198,771 48.2
With own children of the householder under 18 years 44,802 31.6 501,600 22.6 636,104 20.2 22,736,641 18.8
Average household size 3.22 (X) 2.75 (X) 2.61 (X) 2.62 (X)
Average family size 3.66 (X) 3.37 (X) 3.17 (X) 3.23 (X)
Educational Attainment (population 25+) and Veteran Status                
Bachelor's degree 71,859 24.3 1,092,393 25.8 1,272,608 22.0 43,646,104 19.8
Graduate or professional degree 49,457 16.8 1,060,992 25.1 967,752 16.8 27,274,058 12.4
High school graduate or higher 261,110 88.5 3,843,596 90.9 5,181,538 89.7 194,149,815 88.0
Bachelor's degree or higher 121,316 41.1 2,153,385 50.9 2,240,360 38.8 70,920,162 32.1
Civilian veterans (civilian noninstitutionalized population) 42,139 12.8 386,018 8.2 677,533 10.5 18,230,322 7.3
Housing        
Total housing units 158,015 (X) 2,361,267 (X) 3,514,032 (X) 137,428,986 (X)
1-unit, detached 85,924 54.4 1,092,930 46.3 2,166,186 61.6 84,770,309 61.7
1-unit, attached 40,587 25.7 460,057 19.5 385,139 11.0 8,048,562 5.9
2 or more units 31,504 19.9 792,876 33.6 783,195 22.3 36,114,707 26.3
Owner-occupied households 104,061 73.3 1,409,325 63.6 2,087,711 66.3 77,274,381 64.0
Renter-occupied households 37,939 26.7 807,672 36.4 1,063,334 33.7 43,481,667 36.0
Median rooms 7.0 (X) 6.1 (X) 6.0 (X) 5.5 (X)
Median value (dollars) $382,400 (X) $424,000 (X) $273,100 (X) $217,500 (X)
Commuting                
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 179,801 75.3 2,175,181 65.8 3,230,271 77.0 116,584,507 76.3
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 27,454 11.5 306,489 9.3 384,172 9.2 13,763,532 9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 11,803 4.9 442,169 13.4 184,534 4.4 7,641,160 5.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 40.0 (X) 35.0 (X) 28.7 (X) 26.9 (X)
Poverty & Income                
All people (X) 6.6 (X) 7.8 (X) 10.6 (X) 13.4
Under 18 years (X) 9.0 (X) 9.9 (X) 13.9 (X) 18.5
Median household income (dollars) $107,132 (X) $103,751 (X) $74,222 (X) $62,843 (X)
Economic Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of Oct. 2020 and 2020 Quarter 2)                
Labor Force 239,946 (X) 3,372,052 (X) 4,267,127 (X) 161,053,000 (X)
Employment 226,974 (X) 3,151,020 (X) 4,053,828 (X) 150,433,000 (X)
Unemployment rate 5.4 (X) 6.6 (X) 5.0 (X) 6.6 (X)
Establishments of Employment 9,671 (X) 196,476 (X) 283,318 (X) 10,450,970 (X)
Average Weekly Wage $1,048 (X) $1,614 (X) $1,218 (X) $1,188 (X)

*"D.C. Metro" = Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes numerous counties and independent cities in the region surrounding the District of Columbia.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates; Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

  • Current estimates (2020 Quarter 4) from the PWC Department of Information Technology's Geospatial Technology Services are italicized. Census values do not add up to the county's Q4 estimates and percentages are from Census Bureau data.

Data retrieved from Data.census.gov and bls.gov/data

See Prince William County's Standard Data Dictionary for the county's official, detailed demographic database.