George Washington Region Demographic Profile
The GWRC and Fredericksburg MPO weigh impacts that its programs may have on Title VI protected populations. Additionally, FAMPO evaluates areas that have a high concentration of Limited English Proficiency populations being served by the MPO in order to ensure that the materials are translated in the respected languages as needed.
To identify Title VI protected populations, GWRC and FAMPO staff have utilized data from the 2000 Census and the 2005-2009 American Community Survey on the county and census tract levels, and evaluated the following social characteristics: minority populations, low-income, persons with disabilities, older adults, and limited English speakers. This data was used to geographically illustrate traditionally underrepresented communities and to begin assessing the needs of, and analyzing potential impacts on Title VI protected populations, as well as assisting the process of outreach to Title VI protected populations.
Each of the maps in the attached PDF illustrates a story. That story is where the minority populations live within the George Washington Region and Fredericksburg Metropolitan Planning Region. The FAMPO region is comprised of the City of Fredericksburg, and the Counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford. Additionally the GWRC Region includes the three aforementioned municipalities as well as the Counties of Caroline and King George.
African American Population
GWRegion: Persons with African American ancestry make up roughly 17.5% of the total regional population.
Caroline County: Caroline County has the highest percentage within the Region with a relatively high percentage uniformly distributed throughout the county. However the highest proportion resides in and around the Dawn area of southern Caroline County near the Hanover County line.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has higher proportions in the Mayfield neighborhood as well as the neighborhoods along Fall Hill to the west of Route 1 along Fall Hill and Cowan Avenues.
King George County: King George County also has a relatively low African American population concentration throughout the county except for the northeastern most census tract which is heavily comprised of the Dahlgren, Hooes, and Owens communities.
Spotsylvania County: Spotsylvania County has a lower percentage residing in the census tract that comprises the Wilderness and Chancellorsville areas of the county. In contrast the single highest census tract is the one that wholly surrounds the Ni River Reservoir and the area of Chancellor that is south of Old Plank Road.
Stafford County: Stafford has the lowest percentage of African Americans with higher proportions located near Hartwood, Glendie, and Berea in the south-central portion of the county along the US Route 17 corridor as well as the areas comprising of Aquia, southern Aquia Harbour, Garrisonville, Garrisonville Estates, and the Stafford Courthouse.
Asian American Population
GWRegion: Persons with Asian American ancestry make up roughly 2% of the total regional population.
Caroline County: Caroline County has the lowest with its highest concentration of Asian Americans living in and around the Bowling Green area in the central portion of the county.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has its highest proportions living in the neighborhoods to the west of US Route 1 along Fall Hill Avenue and Cowan Boulevard as well as the areas of Confederate Ridge, Idlewild, and Maryes Heights.
King George County: King George County has the second lowest overall population concentrations with its highest percentages of Asian Americans living near Berthaville, Chestnut Hill, Dahlgren, Edgehill, Hooes, King George Courthouse, and Owens.
Spotsylvania County: In Spotsylvania County,the highest population concentrations live in the Bellvue, Concord Heights, Courthouse, Leavells, Massaponax, and Sylvania Heights neighborhoods and communities.
Stafford County: Stafford County has the highest percentage with a majority of the population living in the neighborhoods to the west of US Route 1. Neighborhoods and communities such as Aquia, Aquia Harbour, Berea, Glendie, Hartwood, Ramoth, and Stafford depict high concentrations of this demographic. One other area of the county that has seen relatively higher concentrations of Asian Americans is the southern area of the county closest to the City of Fredericksburg. This is comprised of the neighborhoods and communities of Dahlgren Junction, Falmouth, and McCarthy’s Corner.
Hispanic/Latino American Population
GWRegion: Persons with Hispanic/Latino ancestry make up roughly 6% of the total regional population. Overall this population group is spread evenly throughout the region.
Caroline County: Caroline County has a relatively low proportion within its borders but the communities of Bowling Green, Corbin, Dawn, Port Royal, Ruther Glen, and Sparta have higher percentages of Hispanic/Latino population groups living within the area.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has higher proportions of this demographic group living in the westernmost area of the City and in the areas to the south of Route 3 and the west of US Route 1.
King George County: King George County follows closely behind; however the bulk of its Hispanic/Latino population lives in the southeastern most segment of the county. This area is roughly bordered by US Route 301 to the west, Route 205 to the north, the Westmoreland County line to the east, and the Rappahannock River to the south. The communities and neighborhoods located in this area comprises of Edgehill, Gulvey, Jersey, Office Hall, and Shiloh.
Spotsylvania County: Spotsylvania County has the third highest concentrations with higher proportions in the Chancellor, Five Mile Fork, Leavells, and Massaponax neighborhoods.
Stafford County: Stafford County takes the lead in this segment with a bulk of the population descending from Hispanic/Latino heritage living in the Aquia, Aquia Harbour, Berea, Courthouse, England Run, Falmouth, Garrisonville, Glendie, Hartwood, Ramoth, and Spring Valley neighborhoods and communities.
GWRegion: The total overall regional percentage of residents that make up this population group is relatively low at 6.35% and disproportionately affects the rural and urban areas as compared to the suburban areas.
Caroline County: Caroline County has a high proportion of low incomes in its west central residents. This area stretches from Woodford to the Ladysmith areas of the County. Other areas that have higher low income percentages include the communities of Bowling Green, Corbin, Dawn, Port Royal, and Ruther Glen.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has the highest levels of poverty with residents of the Confederate Ridge, Mayfield, and Maryes Heights neighborhoods being predominately affected as well as the neighborhoods to the west of US Route 1 along Fall Hill Avenue and Cowan Boulevard.
King George County: King George County has a relative low level of inhabitants having low-incomes with the communities of Fairview Beach and Sealston having the highest percentage.
Spotsylvania County: The southernmost portion of Spotsylvania County near Chewings Corner and Partlow has the highest percentages within this locality.
Stafford County: Stafford County has the lowest aggregations of people with low-incomes, however the Chatham area and points east along Route 218 have higher than average proportions of low-income residents along with the communities and neighborhoods to the north and west of Hartwood along the US Route 17 Corridor.
GWRegion: The disabled population in the region is approximately 16%.
Caroline County: Caroline County has the highest percentage of disabled persons. In every census tract of the county there is at least 15.1% of the population having some form of disability. The communities and neighborhoods that have the highest percentages include Bowling Green, Corbin, Port Royal, and Sparta.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg disabled population is mainly within the neighborhoods of Mayfield as well as those to the west of US Route 1 having the highest proportions.
King George County: In King George County’s neighborhoods and communities of Fairview Beach, Jersey, King George, Gulvey, Sealston, and Shiloh shared the highest concentrations of disabled residents.
Spotsylvania County: A majority of Spotsylvania County’s population has some form of disability. The southernmost portion of the county which comprises of the Chewings Corners, Gatewood, Partlow, Post Oak, and Snell neighborhoods has the highest concentration with the remaining portions of the county having an equally distributed proportion.
Stafford County: Stafford County has the lowest percentage of all the Regions localities with the neighborhoods of Aquia, Brooke, Courthouse, Hartwood, Leeland, and Ramoth having the highest figures.
Older Adult Population
GWRegion: The region’s older adult population is roughly 6.5%.
Caroline County: Caroline County has a high percentage living around the Bowling Green area of the county. The rest of Caroline County has a relatively uniform distribution of older adults.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has the highest percentage of Older Adults with many residents of this demographic living in the historic Downtown and Maryes Heights neighborhoods as well as those surrounding the Mary Washington Hospital Complex and Mayfield to the southeast.
King George County: King George County has high percentages living near King George and the westernmost communities in the county including Fairview Beach and Sealston.
Spotsylvania County: In Spotsylvania County the communities of Chancellorsville, Chewings Corner, and Partlow has the highest percentages within the county.
Stafford County: Stafford County has the lowest proportion of Older Adults living within the locality. The southeastern most communities and neighborhoods such as Argyle Heights, Brooke, Chatham, and McCarthy’s Corner have the highest proportions of Older Adults.
Limited English Proficiency
GWRegion: The region has approximately 3.4% of limited English speakers population.
Caroline County: The northeastern half of Caroline County has the highest proportion of limited English speakers including neighborhoods and communities like Corbin, Bowling Green, Sparta, and Port Royal.
City of Fredericksburg: The City of Fredericksburg has the highest percentage of Limited English speakers within the region. The neighborhoods that have the highest proportions are those west of Route 1 and along Fall Hill Avenue as well as Cowan Boulevard. The Mayfield neighborhood also has a higher percentage of limited English speakers.
King George County: King George County has the lowest proportion of limited English speakers with the majority of them living in the southeastern most corner of the county east of US Route 301 and South of Route 205 comprising the communities of Gulvey and Shiloh.
Spotsylvania County: In Spotsylvania County, the highest amounts are located in the neighborhoods of Chancellor, Hamilton’s Crossing, Leavells, and Massaponax as compared to Partlow which has the lowest figure.
Stafford County: Stafford County has the second highest percentage of limited English speakers located within Aquia, Aquia Harbour, Falmouth, Garrisonville, Glendie, Hartwood, and Leeland.