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Located in the heart of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fredericksburg Virginia has a population of around 28,360 people and is approximately forty miles south of Washington DC.
It is 58 miles north of Richmond and to many people's surprise was a port during the colonial era. Best known for the first Fredericksburg Trails and second Battle's of Fredericksburg. It marks the spot where more than ten thousand African Americans in the area left slavery in search of freedom.
The first thing people notice about Fredericksburg is that tourism is a huge piece of the cities economy. Over 1.5 million people visit the area each year just to check out the battle field park and the downtown visitor center.
Since 2000, Fredericksburg has grown in size from 19,279 people to just under 30K. The ethic makeup of the city was 73.18% White, 20.41% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 1.95% from 2 or more races. 4.90% of the population were Hispanic of any background.
There were approximately 8,102 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was sixty five years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.81.
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