Great Falls, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 15,427.
Population change since 2000: +80.5%
Males: 7,669  (49.7%)
Females: 7,758  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

47.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 22066, 22102.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: over $200,000 (it was $159,695 in 2000)
Great Falls:

over $200,000
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $113,311 (it was $78,149 in 2000)

Great Falls CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $599,900 in 2000)
Great Falls:

over $1,000,000
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $624,736; detached houses: $753,468; townhouses or other attached units: $432,117; in 2-unit structures: $330,542; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $275,174; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $303,748; mobile homes: $76,051

Median gross rent in 2017: $3,216.

March 2019 cost of living index in Great Falls: 180.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.2%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.3% for Black residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Great Falls, VA (2017)
    • 11,83974.0%White alone
    • 2,67116.7%Asian alone
    • 6173.9%Hispanic
    • 3722.3%Two or more races
    • 1961.2%Black alone
    • 750.5%American Indian alone
    • 190.1%Other race alone
    • 70.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Great Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Great Falls, Virginia as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Great Falls is 15,866 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (9.9%), English (7.8%), Irish (7.0%), Iranian (6.2%), Italian (4.3%), German (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 341 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles.

Population density: 863 people per square mile   (low).

Great Falls, Virginia map

3,734 residents are foreign born (4.7% Asia, 4.4% Europe).

This place:

23.3%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,576 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $11,005 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reston, VA (4.7 miles , pop. 56,407).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (15.7 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (133.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dranesville, VA (1.8 miles ),
Travilah, MD (2.1 miles ),
Reston, VA (2.2 miles ),
Wolf Trap, VA (2.2 miles ),
Potomac, MD (2.3 miles ),
Lowes Island, VA (2.3 miles ),
Sugarland Run, VA (2.4 miles ),
Herndon, VA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 77.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,683 (-23.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,473 (20.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Great Falls, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Great Falls, VA in 2017

Property values in Great Falls, VA

Great Falls satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Great Falls, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (24.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (29.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.9%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Great Falls, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.9%)
  • Top executives (8.9%)
  • Computer specialists (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Lawyers (5.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.0%)
  • Top executives (11.6%)
  • Computer specialists (6.3%)
  • Lawyers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Computer specialists (5.8%)
  • Top executives (4.8%)
  • Lawyers (4.5%)
  • Child care workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Great Falls, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Great Falls, Virginia average temperatures Great Falls, Virginia average precipitation Great Falls, Virginia humidity Great Falls, Virginia wind speed Great Falls, Virginia snowfall Great Falls, Virginia sunshine Great Falls, Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.9. This is about average.

City:

85.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.293. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.293
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.15. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.621. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.621
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Great Falls-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Great Falls place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Great Falls-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Great Falls center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 272.3 miles away from Great Falls center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfax County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Great Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Great Falls:

  • RESTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; RESTON, VA)
  • THE MEDICAL TEAM INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RESTON, VA)
  • CAMERON GLEN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HERNDON, VA)
  • RESTON HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; RESTON, VA)
  • RESTON SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RESTON, VA)
  • TRANS-CARE HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; STERLING, VA)
  • AMERICAN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; VIENNA, VA)

Amtrak stations near Great Falls:

  • 10 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Great Falls:

  • Avi Career Training (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 10130-B Colvin Run Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.AviCareerTraining.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Falls:

  • Stratford University (about 9 miles; Fairfax, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,570)
  • Montgomery College (about 10 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)
  • Marymount University (about 11 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 3,361)
  • Medtech Institute (about 11 miles; Falls Church, VA; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • American University (about 12 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (about 12 miles; Annandale, VA; FT enrollment: 35,721)
  • George Mason University (about 12 miles; Fairfax, VA; FT enrollment: 26,002)

Public elementary/middle schools in Great Falls:

Private elementary/middle schools in Great Falls:

  • SIENA ACADEMY (Students: 113, Location: 1020 SPRINGVALE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • DISCOVERY WOODS LEARNING COMMUNITY (Students: 21, Location: 9201 VERNON DR, Grades: PK-2)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Great Falls: Colvin Run (A), River Bend Country Club (B), Shady Oak (C), Browns Chapel (D), River Bend (E), Riverbend Regional Park Visitor Center (F), Riverbend Nature Center (G), Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Station 12 Great Falls (H), Colvin Run Mill (I), Great Falls Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Great Falls Center Shopping Center (1), Village Centre Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Great Falls include: Great Falls United Methodist Church (A), Forestville Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), House of God Church (D), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (E), Christ the King Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forestville Cemetery (1), Arnon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Black Pond (A), Impoundment on Piney Run (B), Lake Werowance (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Run (A), Piney Run (B), Mine Run Branch (C), Jefferson Branch (D), Difficult Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Great Falls include: Lexington Estates Park (1), Riverbend Regional Park (2), Northern Virginia Regional Park (3), Riverview Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fairfax County - Libraries- Regional Libraries- Community Libraries- Great F (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9830 Georgetown Pike) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Helms Briscoe Performace (774 Walker Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Kate Ziegler - International swimmer, Paula Cale - Television actor.

Fairfax County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Great Falls and their reported violations in the past:

RIVERBEND GOLF-BACK NINE FAC (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
RIVERBEND PARK NATURE CENTER (Address: 8700 POTOMAC HILLS STREET , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RIVERBEND PARK (Address: 8700 POTOMAC HILLS STREET , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-2005 and OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

89.2%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Great Falls (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Great Falls Branch at 750 Walker Road, branch established on 1979/03/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • WashingtonFirst Bank: Great Falls Branch at 9851 Georgetown Pike, branch established on 2007/09/12. Info updated 2008/05/30: Bank assets: $559.4 mil, Deposits: $483.4 mil, headquarters in Reston, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Washingtonfirst Bankshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Great Falls Branch at 9863 Georgetown Pike, branch established on 2000/02/10. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Great Falls Branch at 9912 Georgetown Pike, branch established on 1961/09/23. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Great Falls Banking Center at 748 Walker Road, branch established on 2004/12/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Great Falls Branch at 9915 Georgetown Pike, branch established on 1983/04/25. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Great Falls:

Marital status in Great Falls, VA
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Great Falls:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 81.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 45.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Great Falls
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Great Falls, VA (based on Fairfax County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic184,18329
Evangelical Protestant103,522316
Mainline Protestant100,525146
Other91,925119
Orthodox4,6948
Black Protestant1,5099
None595,368-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 182
Fairfax County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 130
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 163
Fairfax County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 693
Fairfax County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.2%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfax County:

27.6%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.7%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

56.7%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.8%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

61.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Great Falls, VA Residents

8.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($83,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,442 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

0.26%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Arlington County, VA  0.86% ($98,359 average AGI)
from Alexandria city, VA  0.79% ($84,752)
from Prince William County, VA  0.56% ($64,073)


9.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($93,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.86%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,753 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

0.25%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Loudoun County, VA  1.13% ($104,678 average AGI)
to Prince William County, VA  0.99% ($64,323)
to Arlington County, VA  0.70% ($82,900)
Businesses in Great Falls, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Safeway1
Arby's1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1UPS2
FedEx4Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Great Falls:

  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WCTN (950 AM; 3 kW; POTOMAC-CABIN JOHN, MD; Owner: SEVEN LOCKS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WZHF (1390 AM; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAX (1220 AM; 5 kW; FALLS CHURCH, VA; Owner: NEWCOMB BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Falls:

  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Great Falls:

  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
Great Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Great Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.7mTotal length
  • $1,074,000Total costs
  • 40,046Total average daily traffic
  • 325Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,499Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Great Falls)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike (Lat: 38.998167 Lon: -77.286722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQHS749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.67000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2017, Expiration Date: 10/26/2027, Certifier: Anthony H Griffin, Registrant: Jep Telecom Licensing Services, 20210 Ragazza Circle, Unit 201, Venice, FL 34293-3354, Phone: (941) 441-6830, Email:
  • Lat: 38.998889 Lon: -77.313889, Call Sign: WQSB515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.687 MHz, 452.287 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 08/27/2023, Certifier: John F Burke, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • VA-WSH092A, 9916 Georgetown Pike (Lat: 38.999083 Lon: -77.291806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQGT570,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17960.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2007, Expiration Date: 04/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2008, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 815 Connecticut Avenue, Nw, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • CCI806806, 9916 Georgetown Pike (Lat: 38.999083 Lon: -77.291806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQRA398, Licensee ID: L01604521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Brian Sullivan, Registrant: Fundamental Broadcasting LLC, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Phone: (302) 658-7581

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Great Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Great Falls)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$671,49084$744,805422$544,8319$274,26010$819,441
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$011$937,05030$537,9951$9,8801$580,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$772,59011$777,34590$699,5691$118,8202$467,435
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$781,79516$943,40574$777,4744$326,2751$213,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$04$1,829,20019$766,9881$162,3700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4801.00 , 4803.00, 4804.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$580,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$484,6200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4801.00 , 4803.00, 4804.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Great Falls, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Great Falls, VA - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of fire incidents - 46 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Great Falls, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.0%), and Structure Fires (41.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Great Falls, VA
    • 13544.0%Outside Fires
    • 12841.7%Structure Fires
    • 3611.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Great Falls, VA
Most common first names in Great Falls, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4983.0 years
John4074.2 years
William2875.6 years
James2672.6 years
Robert2478.3 years
Margaret2285.8 years
Charles2078.9 years
Helen2085.3 years
Joseph1976.1 years
Ruth1879.3 years
Most common last names in Great Falls, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson1376.2 years
Jackson879.7 years
Smith883.5 years
Burgess778.4 years
Jones784.3 years
Lee679.4 years
Johnson677.2 years
Oliver681.3 years
Rose675.7 years
Thomas682.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Great Falls, VA
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 7.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Great Falls, VA
  • 48.5%Electricity
  • 35.1%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Great Falls compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Great Falls on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iran (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Afghanistan (population 500+)"
  • #17 (22102) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #43 (22102) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #60 (22102) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #69 (22066) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 (22066) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 (22102) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab first ancestries"
  • #75 (22102) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (22066) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 (22066) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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