Prince William County, VA

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Population

463,023

1.72% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$100,845

2.92% growth

Poverty Rate

6.95%


Number of Employees

241,953

5.34% growth

Median Property Value

$378,800

3.5% growth

About

In 2017, Prince William County, VA had a population of 463k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $100,845. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prince William County, VA grew from 455,210 to 463,023, a 1.72% increase and its median household income grew from $97,986 to $100,845, a 2.92% increase.

The population of Prince William County, VA is 42.5% White Alone, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 20.6% Black or African American Alone. 35% of the people in Prince William County, VA speak a non-English language, and 88.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prince William County, VA are Everest College-Woodbridge (244 degrees awarded in 2016), Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge (94 degrees), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas (45 degrees).

The median property value in Prince William County, VA is $378,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Prince William County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 38.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Prince William County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Prince William County, VA employs 242k people. The largest industries in Prince William County, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,212 people), Public Administration (28,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26,961 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($96,997), Finance & Insurance ($89,192), and Utilities ($87,974).

Median household income in Prince William County, VA is $100,845. Males in Prince William County, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,347. The income inequality in Prince William County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,845

2017 value

± $3,324

2.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.51%

Households in Prince William County, VA have a median annual income of $100,845, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $97,986 in 2016, which represents a 2.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,867

Average Male Salary

± $1,332

$56,347

Average Female Salary

± $1,064

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 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

    $71,860 ± $3,385

  2. White

    $61,741 ± $1,001

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $59,500 ± $21,033

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 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 Prince William County, VA is from Virginia.

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.42% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9015.05

  2. Census Tract 9014.11

  3. Census Tract 9010.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prince William County, VA was Census Tract 9015.05 with a value of $186,157, followed by Census Tract 9014.11 and Census Tract 9010.05, with respective values of $163,086 and $161,713.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prince William County, VA (30.9k out of 445k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    12,866 ± 951

  2. Hispanic

    11,027 ± 933

  3. Black

    8,738 ± 739

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

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

242k

2017 Value

± 8,084

5.34%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prince William County, VA grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 230k employees to 242k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prince William County, VA, are Management Occupations (31,542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,523 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,078 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prince William County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prince William County, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (31,542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,523 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,078 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince William County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.23 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prince William County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,121), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,745), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($95,649).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

242k

2017 Value

± 8,084

5.34%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prince William County, VA grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 230k employees to 242k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prince William County, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,212 people), Public Administration (28,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26,961 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prince William County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Prince William 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 Prince William County, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,212 people), Public Administration (28,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26,961 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince William County, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.62 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.78 times), and Construction (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prince William County, VA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($96,997), Finance & Insurance ($89,192), and Utilities ($87,974).

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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. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

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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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% 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. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Prince William County, VA has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 6.81% on Medicaid, 5.81% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 5.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Prince William County, VA see 2193 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.14% decrease from the previous year (2264 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1962 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 971 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

2,193 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Prince William County, VA see an average of 2,193 patients per year. This represents a 3.14% decrease from the previous year (2,264 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

55.9%

Employer Coverage

6.81%

Medicaid

5.81%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

5.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prince William County, VA grew by 7.43% from 10.8% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prince William 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Prince William County, VA is home to a population of 463k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.8% of Prince William County, VA residents were born outside of the country (105k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Prince William County, VA is composed of 197k White Alone residents (42.5%), 109k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.6%), 95.2k Black or African American Alone residents (20.6%), 37.4k Asian Alone residents (8.09%), 21.2k Two or More Races residents (4.57%), 1.74k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.375%), 998 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.216%), and 274 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0592%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Prince William County, VA are Spanish (87,944 speakers), Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (7,597 speakers), and Urdu (6,839 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prince William County, VA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Prince William County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Prince William County, VA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

105k people

22.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

101k people

As of 2017, 22.8% of Prince William County, VA residents (105k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prince William County, VA was 22.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    112,238 ± 8,170 people

  2. India

    92,231 ± 7,415 people

  3. Korea

    58,294 ± 5,907 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 112,238 Virginia residents, followed by India with 92,231 and Korea with 58,294.

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Citizenship

88.3%

2017 Citizenship

87.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.3% of Prince William County, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prince William County, VA was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    197k ± 840

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    109k ± 9.92k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    95.2k ± 2.18k

In 2017, there were 1.8 times more White Alone residents (197k people) in Prince William County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109k Hispanic or Latino and 95.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Prince William County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    87,944 speakers (20.5%)

  2. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa

    7,597 speakers (1.77%)

  3. Urdu

    6,839 speakers (1.6%)

35% of Prince William County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Prince William County, VA was Spanish. 20.5% of the overall population of Prince William County, VA are native Spanish speakers. 1.77% speak Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa and 1.6% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    16,501 ± 1,910

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    12,130 ± 1,773

  3. Vietnam

    6,783 ± 961

Prince William County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Prince William County, VA awarded 383 degrees. The student population of Prince William County, VA is skewed towards women, with 171 male students and 373 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prince William County, VA are Black or African American (135 and 35.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 29%), White (81 and 21.1%), and Unknown (24 and 6.27%).

The largest universities in Prince William County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Everest College-Woodbridge (244 and 63.7%), Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge (94 and 24.5%), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas (45 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Prince William County, VA are Medical Assistant (138 and 36%), General Cosmetology (94 and 24.5%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (50 and 13.1%).

The median tuition costs in Prince William County, VA are $N/A 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. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Prince William County, VA was General Cosmetology with 94 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Prince William County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 244 degrees awarded

  2. 94 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Prince William County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Everest College-Woodbridge with 244 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

62

Degrees Awarded to Men

321

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 62 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prince William County, VA, which is 0.193 times less than the 321 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    135 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111 degrees awarded

  3. White

    81 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prince William County, VA were to Black or African American students. These 135 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prince William County, VA was $378,800 in 2017, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $366,000 to $378,800, a 3.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Prince William County, VA is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prince William County, VA have an average commute time of 38.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prince William County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$100,845

Median Household Income

± $3,324

141k

Number of Households

± 5,618

In 2017, the median household income of the 141k households in Prince William County, VA grew to $100,845 from the previous year's value of $97,986.

The following chart displays the households in Prince William 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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Housing

Property Value

$378,800

2017 Median

± $7,909

$366,000

2016 Median

± $8,130

In 2017, the median property value in Prince William County, VA grew to to $378,800 from the previous year's value of $366,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prince William 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 Prince William County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Prince William County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prince William County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in Prince William County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

38.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prince William County, VA have a longer commute time (38.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.78% of the workforce in Prince William County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Prince William County, VA was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (5.05%).

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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