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Fairfax, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfax had a population of 24,481 as of July 1, 2017. Fairfax ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfax is located at latitude 38.8532 and longitude -77.299 in Fairfax (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Fairfax (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The City of Fairfax (GNIS ID: 1789070) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfax: City of Fairfax, Fairfax Court House, Providence.


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Fairfax, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,481
Daytime Population: Workers 39,127
Daytime Population: Residents 11,383
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,510
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.06
Population in Households 23,960
Population in Familes 18,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 521
Population Density2 3,923
Diversity Index3 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $103,320
Average Household Income $129,938
Per Capita Income $48,565

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,152 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,871 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $491,414
Average Home Value $544,668
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,023
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,926
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.0%
Households 1.08% 0.97%
Families 0.92% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Fairfax, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 93rd
Population Density # 56 91st
Diversity Index # 86 86th
Median Household Income # 82 86th
Per Capita Income # 67 89th

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