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The 2000 Census showed that Stafford County had a population of 92,446 people. This represented 1.31% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Stafford had a population of 124,166 people. This is an increase of 34.31% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010128,961+39.5%+3.86% since 2009
2009124,166+34.31%+1.7% since 2008
2008122,090+32.07%+1.07% since 2007
2007120,803+30.67%+1.99% since 2006
2006118,450+28.13%+1.52% since 2005
2005116,672+26.21%+3% since 2004
2004113,277+22.53%+3.81% since 2003
2003109,123+18.04%+5.23% since 2002
2002103,703+12.18%+5.68% since 2001
200198,129+6.15%+6.15% since 2000
200092,446The Last Census

Stafford County had 31,405 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Stafford County has a total area<3> of 279.9 square miles [725 km²]. Of this total, 270.4 square miles [700 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.43%) being water (9.59 square miles [24.85 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Stafford County had a population density of 341.9 people per square mile [132 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Stafford County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Stafford and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Stafford County QuickFact (QF-51179).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Stafford County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Charles (MD)QF-24017   E142,226120,54617.98%
CarolineQF-51033   S27,87022,12125.99%
CulpeperQF-51047   W46,50234,26235.72%
FauquierQF-51061   NW68,01055,13923.34%
King GeorgeQF-51099   SE23,55716,80340.2%
Prince WilliamQF-51153   N379,166280,81335.02%
SpotsylvaniaQF-51177   SW120,97790,39533.83%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Stafford. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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