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Welcome to Dumfries ...

The town of Dumfries is located in Prince William County.

The location of Dumfries has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dumfries has a population of 5,230 people<2> (see below for details).

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 ...

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 (which had a count of 4,937 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dumfries had an population of 5,230 people. This is an increase of 5.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dumfries ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Indian Head (MD)   [Map]   3,807   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Plata (MD)   [Map]   9,365   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Port Tobacco Village (MD)   [Map]   15   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clifton   [Map]   295   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dale City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   24,097   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dumfries.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dumfries. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dumfries.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dumfries.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dumfries - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 38.5670, Longitude: -77.3233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dumfries have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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