Dale City, VA Overview

Well-planned and unincorporated, the community of Dale City lies west of Interstate 95 and was originally established in 1964.  Located 25 miles south of Washington, DC, Dale City is surrounded by vast wooded areas and parkland, a fact of natural beauty that attracts those who are seeking a panoramic and totally residential environment within close proximity to vibrant metropolitan areas.  Many residents of Dale City are employed at the U.S. Marine Base in Quantico.  Numerous parks provide residents with picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields and swimming pools.  Open to membership is Dale City’s 55-acre community center with expanded exercise and recreational facilities.  Just minutes from the town is a full-service hospital and one of the East Coast's most popular shopping centers, Potomac Mills.  Dale City features reasonably priced single-family homes as well as duplexes and townhomes.


Population Growth (since 2000) 28%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 4,885.00
Household Size (ppl) 3.303
Households w/ Children 43%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 43%
Median Year in Residency 4.21

Housing Inventory

Dale City, VA Housing Inventory 735 5,045 15,998 15,998 735 5,045 15,998

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Dale City, VA Population Demographics

Total: 69,521


Median Age: 35.33

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

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Dale City, VA Temperature

Weather Risk

Dale City, VA Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Dale City, VA Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Dale City, VA Highest Education Level Attained 13,259 3,458 2,828 4,133 7,424 3,083 10,235 13,259 3,458 2,828 4,133

Employment and Finance


Dale City, VA Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $85,108)

Dale City, VA Income by dollar range 506 275 330 538 403 630 861 765 752 1,569 2,395 3,405 2,481 2,052 3,075 560 240 206

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Dale City, VA Crime

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