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Overview

Introduction to Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg, Virginia is 25 miles SW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center) and 48 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The city is in the Washington area.

Fredericksburg History

The city was founded on land which was part of a tract patented in 1671. The community was named in honor of Frederick, the Prince of Wales and father of George III. In 1807, an overturned candle started a fire that ended up destroying half the town. In 1862, the Union forces suffered one of their greatest defeats here, in the Battle of Fredericksburg. The area was incorporated as a town in the year 1781. Fredericksburg was later chartered as an independent city in 1879.

Fredericksburg and nearby Attractions

  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Fredericksburg Area Museum
  • Ridderhof Martin Gallery
  • Twin Lakes
  • Shannon Green Golf Course
  • General Mercer Monument

Things To Do In Fredericksburg

The city of Fredericksburg provides easy access to a number of historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the George Washington Masonic Museum, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg Area Museum, James Monroe Museum, and National Bank Museum. The city’s numerous parks and the Shannon Green Golf Course provide opportunities to participate in a variety of sports. The Twin Lakes, Hazel Run, Golin Run, and Fall Quarry Run are some of the stunning lakes and streams worth visiting. In addition, there are several shopping centers that offer amazing deals. Fredericksburg also hosts annual celebrations including the Art Festival, Fredericksburg Pow-Wow, Greek Festival, Mayfest, Music Festival, Oktoberfest, RiverFest, Shakespeare Festival, and Welsh Festival.

Fredericksburg Transportation

Washington Dulles International is the nearest airport.

Fredericksburg Higher Education

Mary Washington College and Fredericksburg Bible Institute are the local institutes of higher education. Other institutes nearby include the College of Southern Maryland and George Mason University.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,853
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+13,739
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married32.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,712
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,922
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,353

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,231
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,096
Median House Value$321,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.5%
Irish11.9%
English9.3%
Italian5.5%
French Except Basque3.2%
Polish2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Ukrainian1.3%
Arab1.2%
Swedish0.8%
Afghan)0.8%
Dutch0.8%
African0.7%
Russian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Moroccan0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
German0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Fredericksburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fredericksburg city, Fredericksburg City, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County
Standard Zip Codes22401, 22407, 22408, 22405, 22406
P.O. Box Zip Codes22402, 22404, 22403
Company Zip Codes22412
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.29
Approximate Longitude-77.48

Fredericksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFREDERICKSBURG NATL PK
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp41 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches
StationCORBIN
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationCOLONIAL BEACH
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bowling Green1,239$52,679
Dumfries5,180$60,885
Port Royal185$41,023
Quantico524$56,563
Remington639$54,000

Fredericksburg Public Libraries

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 CAROLINE STREET
Fredericksburg, Virginia
(540) 372-1160

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Fredericksburg Hospitals

Surgi-center Of Central Virginia
1500 Dixon Street, Suite 101
(540) 371-5349
Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center, L.l.c.
(Non-profit)
1201 Sam Perry Boulevard
(540) 741-7000
Mary Washington Hospital
(Non-profit)
1001 Sam Perry Boulevard
(540) 741-1100
Healthsouth Rehabiliation Hospital Of Fredericksburg
300 Park Hill Drive
(540) 368-7325
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
4600 Spotsylvania Parkway
(540) 498-4000

Fredericksburg Public Schools

Hugh Mercer Elem
2100 Cowan Blvd
ZIP: 22401
(540) 372-1115
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
James Monroe High
2300 Washington Ave
ZIP: 22401
(540) 372-1100
High
Total Enrollment 981
Lafayette Upper Elem
3 Learning Lane
ZIP: 22401
(540) 310-0029
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Original Walker-grant
200 Gunnery Rd.
ZIP: 22401
(540) 372-1065
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Walker-grant Middle
One Learning Lane
ZIP: 22401
(540) 372-1145
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
Conway Elem
105 Primmer House Road
ZIP: 22405
(540) 361-1455
Primary
Total Enrollment 883
Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle
503 Deacon Road
ZIP: 22405
(540) 899-0860
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Ferry Farm Elem
20 Pendleton Rd
ZIP: 22405
(540) 373-7366
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Stafford Sr. High
33 Stafford Indian Lane
ZIP: 22405
(540) 371-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1895
Rocky Run Elem
95 Reservoir Rd
ZIP: 22406
(540) 286-1956
Primary
Total Enrollment 856
T. Benton Gayle Middle
100 Panther Drive
ZIP: 22406
(540) 373-0383
Middle
Total Enrollment 876
Battlefield Elem
11108 Leavells Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-4532
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Battlefield Middle
11120 Leavells Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 793
Chancellor Elem
5995 Plank Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-6123
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Chancellor High
6300 Harrison Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-2606
High
Total Enrollment 1337
Chancellor Middle
6320 Harrison Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-8099
Middle
Total Enrollment 812
Commonwealth Gov .sch.
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
ZIP: 22407
(540) 891-2445
Freedom Middle
7315 Smith Station Rd.
ZIP: 22407
(540) 548-1030
Middle
Total Enrollment 844
Gates Alternative High Sch. Prgm.
8020 River Stone Drive
ZIP: 22407
(540) 582-6831
Harrison Road Elem
6230 Harrison Road
ZIP: 22407
(540) 548-4864
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Massaponax High
8201 Jefferson Davis Hwy
ZIP: 22407
(540) 710-0419
High
Total Enrollment 1930
Parkside Elem
5620 Smith Station Rd.
ZIP: 22407
(540) 710-5190
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Riverbend High
12301 Spotswood Furnace Rd.
ZIP: 22407
(540) 548-4051
High
Total Enrollment 1948
Salem Elem
4501 Jackson Rd
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-8218
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Smith Station Elem
7320 Smith Station Road
ZIP: 22407
(540) 786-5443
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Cedar Forest Elem
3412 Massaponax Church Road
ZIP: 22408
(540) 834-4569
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Lee Hill Elem
3600 Lee Hill School Dr
ZIP: 22408
(540) 898-1433
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Spotswood Elem
400 Lorraine Ave
ZIP: 22408
(540) 898-1514
Primary
Total Enrollment 560

Fredericksburg Private Schools

Childrens House Of Old Town
312 Sophia St
ZIP: 22401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
The Gladys H Oberle School
404 Willis St
ZIP: 22401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
The Marshall School
810 Westwood Office Park
ZIP: 22401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Ferry Farm Baptist Church Preschool/kindergarten
1 Westmoreland Dr
ZIP: 22405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
South Stafford Christian School
15 Pine Rd
ZIP: 22405
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Blake Farm Dayschool
805 Lyons Blvd
ZIP: 22406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Holy Cross Academy
250 Stafford Lakes Pkwy
ZIP: 22406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 479
Faith Baptist School
4105 Plank Rd
ZIP: 22407
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
St Michael The Archangel High School
6301 Campus Dr
ZIP: 22407
Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
St Patrick School
9151 Elys Ford Rd
ZIP: 22407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
Tree Of Life Christian Prep School
6050 Plank Rd
ZIP: 22407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Fredericksburg Academy
10800 Academy Dr
ZIP: 22408
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 387
Fredericksburg Christian School
9400 Thornton Rolling Rd
ZIP: 22408
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 811
Lighthouse Academy Of Fredericksburg
10713 Tidewater Trl
ZIP: 22408
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
Odyssey Montessori
125 Olde Greenwich Dr Ste 100
ZIP: 22408
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
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Mary Washington house between 1910 and 1930

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Mary Washington house between 1910 and 1930

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Kenmore between 1910 and 1930

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