53rd Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Stafford County, Virginia
Stafford County is the 53rd fastest growing county in US based
on percent of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the period with more than ten thousand
inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Stafford County which was established in 1664, grew in
population to 92,446 by the year 2000. In the six years that
marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased
the number of residents by 30 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 120,170.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Stafford
County the 4th fastest growing county in the Old Dominion
State of Virginia and the 53rd fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the growth may have affected
the value of homes in the area but in 2000 the median cost for
a home within the 270 square mile jurisdiction of Stafford
County was $156,400.