74th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Prince William County, Virginia
Prince William County is the 74th fastest growing
county in the US based on rate of growth between January 2000
and July 2006 for all counties that began the century with
more than ten thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S.
Census Bureau estimates.
Prince William County which was established in 1731, grew in
population to 280,813 by the year 2000. In the six years that
marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased
the number of residents by 27.3 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 357,503.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Prince
William County the sixth fastest growing county in the Old
Dominion State of Virginia and the 74th fastest in the nation.
The median value for homes within the 338 square mile
jurisdiction of Prince William County was $149,600 in 2000 but
the Bureau had no statistics on home value for 2006.
Determining how the rapid growth may have affected the value
of homes in the area is difficult but the current auctions
that follow should give some indication of the bargains still