Population: 5,049

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Dumfries has a very low population density. Dumfries is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,156 Dumfries
27,441 New York

City Info

Dumfries, VA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Dumfries has a population density of 3,156, with 5,049 current residents.

Out of the 5,049 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 39% Rain
  • 16% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 28 years Median home age
  • $195,820 Median home price
  • -5.93% Home appreciation rate
  • 12.99% Annual property tax
  • 57.3%
    Homes owned
  • 32.1%
    Homes rented
  • 10.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Dumfries, the air quality is 39% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 39% rainy, and 16% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Dumfries, you should know that 57.3% of homes are owned while 32.1% of homes are rented, and 10.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $195,820, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.93% and the annual property tax is 12.99%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Dumfries, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Dumfries’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Dumfries is 30 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.52% Democratic, 41.63% Republican, and 0.86% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 72%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 10%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Dumfries, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.20% of residents are unemployed in Dumfries (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Dumfries residents: 11.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 11.95% are in the arts and sciences field, 22.7% are in the customer service field, 28.8% are in the sales field, 0.42% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 13.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 71.77%, 4.72% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.60% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.59% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Dumfries, you should be aware that the average commute time is 42 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Dumfries have a few different options. 69% of commuters use their own cars, 24% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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