Spotsylvania County, VA

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Population

130,159

0.757% growth

Poverty Rate

7.97%


Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$81,434

2.12% growth

Number of Employees

64,416

1.49% growth

Median Property Value

$265,600

5.02% growth

About

In 2017, Spotsylvania County, VA had a population of 130k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $81,434. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Spotsylvania County, VA grew from 129,181 to 130,159, a 0.757% increase and its median household income grew from $79,742 to $81,434, a 2.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Spotsylvania County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.4%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.11%), White (Hispanic) (3.46%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%). N/A% of the people in Spotsylvania County, VA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spotsylvania County, VA are Eastern Virginia Career College (127 degrees awarded in 2017) and Virginia Baptist College (11 degrees).

The median property value in Spotsylvania County, VA is $265,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.4%. Most people in Spotsylvania County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Spotsylvania County, VA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Spotsylvania County, VA employs 64.4k people. The largest industries in Spotsylvania County, VA are Retail Trade (8,852 people), Public Administration (7,866 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,563 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($87,182), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,726), and Utilities ($72,269).

Median household income in Spotsylvania County, VA is $81,434. Males in Spotsylvania County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Spotsylvania County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,434

2017 value

± $1,924

2.12%

1 Year Growth

± 3.53%

Households in Spotsylvania County, VA have a median annual income of $81,434, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,742 in 2016, which represents a 2.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Spotsylvania County, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 201.07

  2. Census Tract 204.07

  3. Census Tract 201.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spotsylvania County, VA was Census Tract 201.07 with a value of $116,389, followed by Census Tract 204.07 and Census Tract 201.04, with respective values of $111,548 and $103,525.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Spotsylvania County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spotsylvania County, VA (10.3k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,095 ± 507

  2. Black

    2,562 ± 363

  3. Hispanic

    1,643 ± 297

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spotsylvania County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

64.4k

2017 Value

± 1,573

1.49%

1 Year growth

± 3.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spotsylvania County, VA grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 63.5k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spotsylvania County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,406 people), Management Occupations (7,445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,343 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spotsylvania County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spotsylvania County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,406 people), Management Occupations (7,445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,343 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spotsylvania County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.59 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spotsylvania County, VA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($114,688), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,141), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($99,948).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.4k

2017 Value

± 1,573

1.49%

1 Year growth

± 3.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spotsylvania County, VA grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 63.5k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spotsylvania County, VA, are Retail Trade (8,852 people), Public Administration (7,866 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,563 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spotsylvania County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Spotsylvania County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Spotsylvania County, VA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (8,852 people), Public Administration (7,866 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,563 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spotsylvania County, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.62 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.59 times), and Construction (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spotsylvania County, VA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($87,182), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,726), and Utilities ($72,269).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.9% of the population of Spotsylvania County, VA has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 7.75% on Medicaid, 8.45% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 4.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Spotsylvania County, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Spotsylvania County, VA see 1652 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.17% increase from the previous year (1556 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2357 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1671 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,652 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Spotsylvania County, VA see an average of 1,652 patients per year. This represents a 6.17% increase from the previous year (1,556 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Spotsylvania County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.08%

Uninsured

52.1%

Employer Coverage

7.75%

Medicaid

8.45%

Medicare

17.8%

Non-Group

4.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spotsylvania County, VA declined by 11.1% from 10.2% to 9.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spotsylvania County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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Diversity

Spotsylvania County, VA is home to a population of 130k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.18% of Spotsylvania County, VA residents were born outside of the country (9.35k people).

In 2017, there were 4.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.5k people) in Spotsylvania County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.35k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Spotsylvania County, VA was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Spotsylvania County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Spotsylvania County, VA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.35k people

7.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.29k people

As of 2017, 7.18% of Spotsylvania County, VA residents (9.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Spotsylvania County, VA was 7.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Spotsylvania County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Spotsylvania County, VA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Spotsylvania County, VA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    90.5k ± 183

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    20.1k ± 394

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    5.35k ± 737

In 2017, there were 4.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.5k people) in Spotsylvania County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.35k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Spotsylvania County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,705 ± 379

  2. Vietnam

    3,524 ± 289

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,279 ± 302

Spotsylvania County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Spotsylvania County, VA awarded 138 degrees. The student population of Spotsylvania County, VA is skewed towards women, with 166 male students and 252 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spotsylvania County, VA are White (92 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (32 and 23.2%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 7.25%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in Spotsylvania County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Virginia Career College (127 and 92%) and Virginia Baptist College (11 and 7.97%).

The most popular majors in Spotsylvania County, VA are Registered Nursing (52 and 37.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (22 and 15.9%), and Medical Assistant (18 and 13%).

The median tuition costs in Spotsylvania County, VA are $5,280 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. 1 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Spotsylvania County, VA was Occupational Therapist Assistant with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Spotsylvania County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 127 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$5,280

Median Private

In 2017, the Spotsylvania County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Virginia Career College with 127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11

Degrees Awarded to Men

127

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spotsylvania County, VA, which is 0.0866 times less than the 127 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    92 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Spotsylvania County, VA were to White students. These 92 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 32 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spotsylvania County, VA was $265,600 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $252,900 to $265,600, a 5.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Spotsylvania County, VA is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spotsylvania County, VA have an average commute time of 36.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spotsylvania County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$265,600

2017 Median

± $3,527

$252,900

2016 Median

± $5,079

In 2017, the median property value in Spotsylvania County, VA grew to to $265,600 from the previous year's value of $252,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Spotsylvania County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spotsylvania County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$81,434

Median Household Income

± $1,924

43.3k

Number of Households

± 1,174

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.3k households in Spotsylvania County, VA grew to $81,434 from the previous year's value of $79,742.

The following chart displays the households in Spotsylvania County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Spotsylvania County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spotsylvania County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.4%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.4% of the housing units in Spotsylvania County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Spotsylvania County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

36.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spotsylvania County, VA have a longer commute time (36.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 10.7% of the workforce in Spotsylvania County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Spotsylvania County, VA was Drove Alone (78.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Spotsylvania County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Spotsylvania County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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