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Fredericksburg is an independent city, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales and father of George III.

The latitude of Fredericksburg is 38.303N. The longitude is -77.46W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,189.


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Median household income
Local
$34,585
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fredericksburg demographic reports
Fredericksburg is on the Rappahannock River.
Former and merged names include:
· Leaselands
In 1807, an overturned candle started a fire that destroyed half the town.

Union forces suffered one of their greatest defeats here in 1862, in the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Public transportation: Fredericksburg Regional Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· George Washington
· John Paul Jones
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Art Festival - May 19-20, 2007
  • Music Festival - June 12-15, 2007
  • RiverFest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Shakespeare Festival - Nov. 17, 2007
  • Mayfest - May 5, 2007
  • Greek Festival - May 25-28, 2007
  • Welsh Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Fredericksburg Pow-Wow - Nov. 3, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fredericksburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Caledon Natural Area, Lake Anna State Park
Historic sites and museums: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg Area Museum, George Washington Masonic Museum, James Monroe Museum, National Bank Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Mary Washington
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fredericksburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fredericksburg City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Fredericksburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fredericksburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fredericksburg was $21,527, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Fredericksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Fredericksburg include Fredericksburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fredericksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $583.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,128.


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Libraries

Libraries in Fredericksburg include Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Salem Church Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fredericksburg include Free Lance-Star

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Politics

Fredericksburg City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fredericksburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fredericksburg workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fredericksburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Fredericksburg include Best Western, Best Western, Comfort Inn Southpoint, Days Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Central, Econo Lodge South, Fairfield Inn Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg Americas Best Inns, Holiday Inn Select ... More hotels.

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