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Fairfax County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 1,137,538 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 969,749 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 230,326
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 41,907
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 248,858
Renter-occupied apartments: 119,394 (it was 101,856 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 395 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 2880 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfax County: 136.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.4%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Fairfax County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.6%)
  • Asian alone (17.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 561,877  (49.4%)
Females: 575,661  (50.6%)

Fairfax County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fairfax County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $111,079 ($81,050 in 1999)

This county:

$111079
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,648 (lower quartile is $1,312, upper quartile is $2,001)
This county:

$1648
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $490,900 (it was $222,400 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$490,900
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $345,900 - $692,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $651,845
Here:

$651,845
State:

$320,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $374,581
Here:

$374,581
State:

$312,609

In 2-unit structures: $283,730
Here:

$283,730
State:

$214,941

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,384
Here:

$239,384
State:

$215,179

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $259,331
Here:

$259,331
State:

$268,971

Mobile homes: $28,100
Here:

$28,100
State:

$57,576
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,364
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $729

Institutionalized population: 3,077
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Health of residents in Fairfax County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
86.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
33.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
66.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
81.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 188 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 150 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3818 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 3498 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2002: 2982 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2003: 3138 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 2964 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2005: 2276 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2006: 1423 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2007: 1268 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2008: 892 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2009: 769 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2010: 896 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2011: 785 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2012: 706 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2013: 722 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2014: 925 buildings, average cost: $213,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,625 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,047 (1.0%)

Fairfax County household income distribution in 2009 Fairfax County home values distribution Fairfax County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.8%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 0.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 4.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.8%
Fairfax County:

5.8%
Virginia:

11.7%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for American Indian residents, 0.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 4.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fairfax County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burke, Reston, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Springfield, Oakton, West Falls Church.

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

2012 air pollution in Fairfax County:

Lead: 0.0022 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bond County, Illinois , Calvert County, Maryland , Cumberland County, Illinois , Gunnison County, Colorado , Sacramento County, California , Wyandotte County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 62,896
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 237,677 (41% naturalized citizens)

Fairfax County:

24.5%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 67,652
  • 1990 to 1994: 45,189
  • 1985 to 1989: 39,344
  • 1980 to 1984: 31,553
  • 1975 to 1979: 21,301
  • 1970 to 1974: 13,115
  • 1970 to 1974: 6,969
  • 1965 to 1969: 12,554

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.7%

Fairfax County marital status for males Fairfax County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 180,853
  • One, attached: 82,592
  • Two: 1,519
  • 3 or 4: 5,056
  • 5 to 9: 18,665
  • 10 to 19: 33,968
  • 20 or more: 34,555
  • Mobile homes: 2,191
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Fairfax County with a mortgage: 190,797 (25,923 second mortgage, 25,075 home equity loan, 796 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27,982

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fairfax County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic184,18329
Evangelical Protestant103,522316
Mainline Protestant100,525146
Other91,925119
Orthodox4,6948
Black Protestant1,5099
None595,368-
Fairfax County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 182
Fairfax County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 163
Fairfax County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 693
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fairfax County:

7.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Fairfax County:

22.2%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Fairfax County:

Average size of farms: 66 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,551
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2189.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.94%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,617
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,067
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 72.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.85%
Corn for grain: 255 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 72 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 7 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Fairfax County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the county 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 247.5 miles away from the county 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 122.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 281.2 miles away from Fairfax County 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 87.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 6, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1655): July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-339): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-339, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Fairfax County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Peru (3%)
  • Bolivia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fairfax County (%):

  • German (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Fairfax County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 387,226 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 68,899 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10,400 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 108 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 25,249 (5%)
  • Railroad: 1,733 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 35 (0%)
  • Taxi: 780 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 482 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 669 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,963 (1%)
  • Other means: 2,897 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 22,023 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Fairfax County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 2,778 people in state prisons
  • 2,475 people in nursing homes
  • 2,462 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 971 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 498 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 330 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 196 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 163 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 141 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 76 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 62 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 51 people in religious group quarters
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Fairfax County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 4,728 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,646 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 384 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 358 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 300 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 204 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 160 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 123 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 79 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 55 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $107,375.

8.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.30% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,265 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

0.30%
Virginia average:

0.21%

3.85% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($28,569 average AGI)
4.60% relocated from other states ($36,698 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

4.60%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Arlington County, VA  0.87% ($76,709 average AGI)
from Alexandria city, VA  0.80% ($69,538)
from Prince William County, VA  0.62% ($51,918)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.57% ($70,286)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.30% ($77,615)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.26% ($73,966)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.23% ($49,306)


8.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($74,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.91%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,804 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

0.26%
Virginia average:

0.20%

4.50% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($33,745 average AGI)
4.14% relocated to other states ($37,795 average AGI)
Fairfax County:

4.14%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince William County, VA  1.06% ($58,754 average AGI)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.93% ($85,074)
to Arlington County, VA  0.81% ($68,616)
to Alexandria city, VA  0.64% ($54,372)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.30% ($64,594)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.27% ($73,418)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.20% ($47,626)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Fairfax County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Fairfax County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fairfax County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fairfax County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fairfax County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 93,374 (86,476 aged, 6,898 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 21,855 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4294)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3533)
  • Unspecified dementia (2989)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2938)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2215)
  • Congestive heart failure (2086)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2003)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1772)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1665)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1552)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1293.120
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 20.24
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 6559.990

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1533.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 436.150
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95.58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.51
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3221.870

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.2
  • Suffocation - 18.6
  • Poisoning - 13.3
  • Fall - 3.5
  • Other - 5.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,072,436
  • In family households: 919,361 (205,996 male householders, 70,281 female householders)
    224,696 spouses, 318,042 children (302,931 natural, 7,225 adopted, 7,886 stepchildren), 11,926 grandchildren, 14,866 brothers or sisters, 14,053 parents, 21,126 other relatives, 29,595 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 153,075 (52,827 male householders (37,723 living alone)), 62,523 female householders (51,327 living alone)), 37,725 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,290 (3,077 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 102,147 2-persons, 65,083 3-persons, 61,911 4-persons, 27,514 5-persons, 11,140 6-persons, 8,482 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 89,050 1-person, 19,645 2-persons, 3,746 3-persons, 1,832 4-persons, 648 5-persons, 237 6-persons, 192 7-or-more-persons.

196,584 married couples with children.
33,736 single-parent households (7,009 men, 26,727 women).

70.0% of residents of Fairfax County speak English at home.
10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
7.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
9.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $17,383,378,000 ($17329 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,796,915,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,395,603,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $338,280,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,019,000
Federal grants: $450,698,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,820,256,000 ($8,539,138,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,369,521,000 ($656,021,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,178,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $804,962,000
Federal Government insurance: $423,004,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 76,179
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 23,017
Here:

23 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +57,039
Here:

+57 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -71,865
Here -71 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fairfax County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 75.29 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,365
  • 2000 to 2004: 49,145
  • 1990 to 1999: 66,106
  • 1980 to 1989: 95,736
  • 1970 to 1979: 83,488
  • 1960 to 1969: 59,833
  • 1950 to 1959: 38,583
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,815
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,232
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fairfax County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 370
  • 2 rooms: 2,761
  • 3 rooms: 9,565
  • 4 rooms: 10,173
  • 5 rooms: 19,424
  • 6 rooms: 28,767
  • 7 rooms: 38,594
  • 8 rooms: 48,839
  • 9+ rooms: 90,365
  • 1 room: 4,412
  • 2 rooms: 12,387
  • 3 rooms: 18,738
  • 4 rooms: 21,736
  • 5 rooms: 17,105
  • 6 rooms: 9,562
  • 7 rooms: 7,451
  • 8 rooms: 5,580
  • 9+ rooms: 4,885
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fairfax County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,572
  • 1 bedroom: 7,719
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,550
  • 3 bedrooms: 83,585
  • 4 bedrooms: 94,139
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34,293
  • no bedroom: 5,809
  • 1 bedroom: 29,819
  • 2 bedrooms: 35,620
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,397
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,346
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,865
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfax County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,771
  • 1 vehicle: 58,512
  • 2 vehicles: 123,568
  • 3 vehicles: 45,184
  • 4 vehicles: 12,645
  • 5+ vehicles: 4,178
  • no vehicle: 9,436
  • 1 vehicle: 45,221
  • 2 vehicles: 36,749
  • 3 vehicles: 7,660
  • 4 vehicles: 2,033
  • 5+ vehicles: 757

53% of Fairfax County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Virginia.

Fairfax County:

53.4%
State average:

53.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 229470
  • Northeast: 153956
  • Midwest: 86404
  • South: 189131
  • West: 50661

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $194,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fairfax County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.5%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (49.9%)
  • Utility gas (46.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,606
Here:

13.1%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,241
Here:

11.2%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,388
Here:

19.4%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Fairfax County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $18,223,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,645,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $134,496,000
    Water Utilities: $81,721,000
    Housing and Community Development: $72,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,083,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,808,000
    Regular Highways: $31,386,000
    General - Other: $17,838,000
    Sewerage: $17,783,000
    Police Protection: $16,576,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,353,000
    Libraries: $2,934,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,499,000
    Health - Other: $2,390,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,031,026,000
    General - Other: $236,486,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $199,320,000
    Police Protection: $178,927,000
    Health - Other: $175,923,000
    Local Fire Protection: $150,327,000
    Solid Waste Management: $118,616,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,923,000
    Housing and Community Development: $83,781,000
    Financial Administration: $74,770,000
    Sewerage: $72,705,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,276,000
    Water Utilities: $50,275,000
    Central Staff Services: $37,000,000
    Corrections - Other: $36,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,747,000
    Libraries: $32,421,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,891,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,592,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,082,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,814,000
    Regular Highways: $5,807,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,822,000
    Correctional Institutions: $0
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,352,170,000
    Corporate Bonds: $848,697,000
    Other Investments - Other: $678,495,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $342,769,000
    Benefit Payments: $296,201,000
    Withdrawals: $10,027,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,450,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $45,898,000
    Transit Utilities: $21,558,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,279,000
    Water Utilities: $1,196,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,868,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,314,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,940,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,645,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,567,000
    Water Utilities: $1,413,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000
    Financial Administration: $804,000
    Transit Utilities: $407,000
    Health - Other: $185,000
    General - Other: $165,000
    Central Staff Services: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,311,741,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,555,000

Fairfax County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $123,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,099,000
    All Other: $73,767,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,547,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $39,747,000
    Housing and Community Development: $21,351,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $11,726,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,609,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $590,204,000
    From Parent Local Government: $132,948,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $90,659,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $67,802,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,370,000
    All Other: $15,560,000
    Education: $11,825,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,495,000
    Water Utilities: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,782,000
    All Other: $5,174,000
    Water Utilities: $3,534,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $127,371,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $63,020,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,108,000
    Special Assessments: $7,117,000
    Rents: $5,708,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,456,000
    Sale of Property: $584,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $106,708,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,653,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $463,805,000
    Public Welfare: $145,901,000
    All Other: $125,333,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $34,578,000
    Transit Utilities: $18,766,000
    Highways: $7,508,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,716,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,116,985,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $155,456,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,883,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $127,179,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,432,000
    Other License: $31,671,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,187,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $19,572,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $10,381,000

Fairfax County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,682,113,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,596,105,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,104,400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $900,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,737,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $576,100,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $559,729,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $372,500,000

Fairfax County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $501,866,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,371,472,000
    Total Federal Securities: $336,230,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,204,891,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,114,748,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 237
  • Number of aged recipients: 71
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 166
  • Number of recipients under 18: 51
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 100
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 86
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 50
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 110
Fairfax County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fairfax County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 164 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6,223$342,8498,250$360,55834,659$332,3061,134$181,13914$25,003,0711,996$243,02112$97,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED265$326,366544$372,5002,257$333,776134$91,6041$2,000,000158$233,71512$60,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED563$303,188960$333,9537,700$357,813441$121,0163$768,333711$232,06633$56,939
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN786$319,8521,301$362,1867,398$353,300247$197,0773$4,583,333464$233,2444$186,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS131$292,069250$351,0641,843$348,66667$191,7010$0147$254,8374$43,250
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 158 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,190$321,609436$360,9665$233,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED351$337,376213$357,5777$281,857
APPLICATIONS DENIED162$325,636129$368,8293$182,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN93$335,16160$398,9171$576,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS47$320,12814$355,1431$113,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Fairfax County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,38680.8 years
John2,29173.5 years
William2,06774.0 years
Robert1,61571.1 years
James1,59872.1 years
Charles1,16674.5 years
Margaret1,14080.5 years
Helen1,03281.8 years
George93675.8 years
Joseph92676.0 years
Most common last names in Fairfax County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith73476.5 years
Johnson42073.6 years
Brown40876.8 years
Jones40274.7 years
Miller36676.4 years
Williams35674.6 years
Davis31376.2 years
Lee30476.4 years
Taylor27675.4 years
Anderson25276.2 years
Businesses in Fairfax County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven77Johnny Rockets1
ALDO1Jones New York13
AMF Bowling3Journeys3
AT&T29Just Tires3
Abercrombie & Fitch2Justice1
Abercrombie Kids2KFC11
Ace Hardware2Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts18Kmart5
Aeropostale2Kohl's4
Aerosoles2LA Fitness1
American Eagle Outfitters4La-Z-Boy2
Ann Taylor6Lane Bryant2
Apple Store3Lane Furniture9
Applebee's3LensCrafters3
Arby's4Levi Strauss & Co.1
Audi2Lowe's2
AutoZone3Macy's5
Avenue2Marriott23
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill4Marshalls4
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets51
Bally Total Fitness1Mazda4
Banana Republic4McDonald's50
Barnes & Noble4Men's Wearhouse5
Baskin-Robbins14Motel 61
Bath & Body Works5Motherhood Maternity8
Bebe3New Balance12
Bed Bath & Beyond5New York & Co3
Ben & Jerry's2Nike56
Best Western5Nissan5
Blockbuster9Nordstrom2
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot7
Brookstone2Old Country Buffet1
Budget Car Rental3Old Navy4
Burger King17Olive Garden3
Buybuy BABY1On The Border2
CVS34Outback7
Cache2Outback Steakhouse7
Caribou Coffee5Pac Sun2
Casual Male XL1Panda Express2
Catherines1Panera Bread14
Charlotte Russe2Papa John's Pizza14
Chevrolet4Payless14
Chick-Fil-A4Penske4
Chico's4PetSmart6
Chipotle20Pier 1 Imports4
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pizza Hut22
Church's Chicken1Plato's Closet1
Cinnabon 3Popeyes12
Circle K5Pottery Barn3
Clarks1Pottery Barn Kids2
Cold Stone Creamery7Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Coldwater Creek2Quality2
ColorTyme1Quiznos17
Comfort Inn7RadioShack24
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Costco3Red Robin3
Crate & Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless14Rite Aid16
Curves7Ruby Tuesday6
DHL13SAS Shoes3
Dairy Queen14Safeway22
Days Inn1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Decora Cabinetry19Sears10
Dennys2Sephora4
Domino's Pizza20Sheraton3
DressBarn5Skechers USA1
Dressbarn5Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts12Sprint Nextel14
Eddie Bauer2Staples7
Express3Starbucks67
Extended Stay America5Subaru5
Extended Stay Deluxe2Subway47
Famous Footwear2T-Mobile27
FedEx196T.G.I. Driday's5
Finish Line3T.J.Maxx6
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Taco Bell14
Foot Locker4Talbots4
Ford6Target8
Forever 213The Cheesecake Factory2
GNC23The Limited3
GameStop12The Room Place4
Gap4Toyota5
Giant27Toys"R"Us8
Goodwill3Trader Joe's5
Gymboree3True Value1
H&M3U-Haul13
H&R Block21UPS192
Havertys Furniture1Urban Outfitters1
Haworth1Value City Furniture1
Hilton13Vans5
Holiday Inn12Verizon Wireless10
Hollister Co.2Victoria's Secret4
Home Depot6Volkswagen3
Homestead Studio Suites4Vons22
Honda4Walgreens8
Hot Topic2Walmart5
Houlihan's2Wendy's16
Hyatt7Westin3
Hyundai1Whole Foods Market5
IHOP5Wingate1
J. Jill2World Gym1
J.Crew3YMCA3
JCPenney2Z Gallerie1
JoS. A. Bank6

Fairfax County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"