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About King George County
King George County, "Gateway to the Historic Northern Neck," with its 131 miles of shoreline on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, acres of unspoiled natural beauty, cultural diversities and historic wealth, is home to approximately 26,337 citizens who are proud of their past and excited about the community's future. The County covers approximately 113,920 acres (183 square miles), of which 72,718 acres are forested, and 38,105 acres are agricultural. King George County is a transitioning rural County steeped in history that places a high priority on quality of life through the protection of natural, cultural and historical resources as well as by being a regional leader in pro-active and progressive planning, development and governmental services.
The County's location as part of the Fredericksburg region and between the Washington/Richmond metropolitan area and the serenity of Virginia's scenic Northern Neck offers a unique perspective of a changing Virginia. The County is also traversed by two major thoroughfares (US Routes 3 and 301), includes a growing state of the art fiber optics and telecommunications network and serves as home of one of the world's premier research and development centers, the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division, one of the region's largest employers. The County has recently created the King George County Wireless Authority to enhance citizens' and businesses ability to enjoy high speed internet access and enjoy reasonably low tax rates while experiencing a high median family income ($66,800) for the region.
The County was ranked as one of the top 25 military communities with military populations under 10,000 in the United States in 2006 by Expansion Management magazine and was ranked first in public educational systems, third in spouse employment opportunities, eleventh in crime and safety and thirteenth in community standard of living.