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Demographics

Fauquier County's Department of Community Development provides the most up-to-date demographic data for use by County staff, elected officials, and members of the general public. For more information regarding the data or data sources, please contact the Planning Office at 540-422-8210.

Geography

Fauquier County is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and is part of the Washington D.C. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fauquier is bordered by Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties to the west, Stafford County to the south, Loudoun, Warren and Clarke Counties to the north, and Prince William County to the east. Fauquier County can be easily accessed by four major highways, including State Routes 28, 29, 55 and 211, as well as Interstate 66.

Fauquier is comprised of approximately 651 square miles (416,678 acres). The County is home to 21 villages and three incorporated towns: The Town of Warrenton, The Town of Remington, and the Town of The Plains. The Town of Warrenton is centrally located and serves as the county seat. The Town of Remington is located in the southern end of the county, while the Town of The Plains is located in the north.

Regional Population Trends

Fauquier County was the 29th fastest growing locality amongst Virginia counties and cities, with an over 18% rise in population between the year 2000 and 2010. The neighboring counties of Loudoun County and Prince William County were the fastest growing localities throughout Virginia over this time period. The regional population trends are as follows:

Regional Population Growth

Virginia Counties and Cities: 2000 to 2010 Population Change

Virginia Counties and Cities: 2000 to 2010 Population Change

Fauquier County's Population

The 2010 U.S. Census listed the total population for Fauquier County as 65,203 persons, which represents an 18.3% increase over 2000 U.S. Census figures. The more than 10,000 new residents of Fauquier County over the last decade have moved into both rural and service district areas. To visualize where this growth occurred, follow the link to view the County and Service District Growth maps.

According to the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the County's population as of July 1, 2012 was estimated to be 66,131 persons, an increase of 1.4% from the 2010 U.S. Census. Future projections, as seen below, indicate a continued trend of population increases

Future population projections.


Population projections chart.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service


Demographic Quick Facts

Population Change in Fauquier County, VA

July 1, 2012*

66,131

July 1, 2011*

65,780

July 1, 2010*

65,460

2010 Census

65,203

July 1, 2009*

64,497

July 1, 2008*

64,594

July 1, 2007*

63,789

July 1, 2006*

62,450

July 1, 2005*

62,184

July 1, 2004*

60,678

July 1, 2003*

59,056

July 1, 2002*

58,074

July 1, 2001*

57,062

July 1, 2000*

55,534

2000 Census

55,139

1990 Census

48,741

1980 Census

35,889

Sources: 1) U.S. Census Bureau;
2) *Estimates by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

 

Components of Population Change

Decennial Census Count

April 1, 2000 - April 1, 2010

April 1, 2000

April 1, 2010

Numeric

Percent

Population Growth

Natural Increase

Net Migration

Population Growth

Natural Increase

Net Migration

55,139

65,203

10,064

3,118

6,946

18.3%

5.7%

12.6%

Source: Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

 

Selected Profile, 2011

Total Population

65,008

Median Age

40.8

Total Housing Units

25,592

Total Households

22,888

Average Household Size

2.82

Hispanic

6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Selected Housing & Economic Characteristics, 2011

Owner-occupied housing unit

78.6%

Renter-occupied housing unit

21.4%

Moved into housing unit 2005 or later

28.7%

Median Household Income

$87,958

Per Capita Income

$40,569

People Below Poverty Line

5.3%

Mean Time Traveling To Work (Minutes)

38.3

Drove Alone to Work

79.1%

High school graduate or higher 

90.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher 

32.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

Housing Unit and Population Estimates for Communities in Fauquier County, 2010

 

2010 Dwelling Estimate

2010 Population

Bealeton Service District

1,549

4,435

Calverton Service District

119

239

Catlett Service District

125

296

Marshall Service District

578

1,480

Midland Service District

94

218

New Baltimore Service District

2,772

8,119

Opal Service District

232

691

Remington Service District*

617

1,441

Warrenton Service District*

1,871

5,480

Town of Remington

256

598

Town of The Plains

105

217

Town of Warrenton

3,966

9,611

Total

12,018

32,825

Sources: 1) U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census;
2) *Department of Community Development 

 

 

 

Population Projections

 

Fauquier County
(Excluding Warrenton)

Warrenton

Fauquier County
(Including Warrenton)

2020

62,606

11,512

74,118

2030

69,898

13,414

83,312

2040

77,713

15,315

93,028

Source: Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

 

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Useful Websites

American Fact Finder Leave the Fauquier County Government web site

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Leave the Fauquier County Government web site

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Leave the Fauquier County Government web site

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Date Last Modified: 08/07/2013

 
 


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