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Welcome to Dumfries ...

The town of Dumfries is located in Prince William County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dumfries has a population of 5,922 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dumfries.

Dumfries is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Dumfries lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Dumfries: (703) & (571)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dumfries had an population of 5,922 people. This is an increase of 19.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dumfries had a population of 4,961 people. This makes Dumfries the county's most populous community.

The population of Dumfries represents 0.06% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,961 people, the population of Dumfries has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,937 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dumfries.

Adding Dumfries to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Dumfries in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Dumfries elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dumfries on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dumfries on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dumfries ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Dumfries - they are located in Iowa, Minnesota and New Brunswick.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dumfries.

Communities near Dumfries ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dumfries.

  • Manassas [Manassas City]
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    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Dumfries
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
  • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City]
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    • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Dumfries
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,036 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<6>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Dumfries
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
  • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
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    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Dumfries
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Plata [Charles County]
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      • La Plata [Charles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Dumfries
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<6>
    • Indian Head [Charles County]
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      • Indian Head [Charles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Dumfries
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head<6>
    • Occoquan [Fairfax County]
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      • Occoquan [Fairfax County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Dumfries
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Occoquan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Occoquan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Occoquan<6>
    • Clifton [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Fairfax County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Dumfries
      • Estimated population in 2019: 293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<6>
    • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Tobacco Village
      • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Dumfries
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Tobacco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Tobacco Village
    • Dale City [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale City
      • Dale City [Prince William County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Dumfries
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dale City<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dumfries. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dumfries.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dumfries. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dumfries.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dumfries. See our Newspapers Page for Dumfries.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dumfries ...

Looking for more information about Dumfries? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dumfries, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dumfries.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dumfries. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Prince William County: www.pwcgov.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Prince William, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dumfries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dumfries - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dumfries) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dumfries. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dumfries

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dumfries. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5669, Longitude: -77.3281    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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