Fair Lakes CDP, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fair Lakes CDP, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fair Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 8,471 as of July 1, 2017. Fair Lakes CDP 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 Fair Lakes CDP is located at latitude 38.8531 and longitude -77.3893 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Fair Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

The Fair Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584844) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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Fair Lakes CDP, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,471
Daytime Population: Workers 14,031
Daytime Population: Residents 3,028
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,059
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.01
Population in Households 8,397
Population in Familes 6,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 3,568
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $104,949
Average Household Income $133,124
Per Capita Income $53,718


Total Housing Units 3,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,288 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,103 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $451,341
Average Home Value $510,365


Total Households 3,391
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,990
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.81%
Households 0.73% 0.74%
Families 0.76% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Fair Lakes CDP, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Lakes CDP 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 # 139 77th
Population Density # 69 89th
Diversity Index # 73 88th
Median Household Income # 77 87th
Per Capita Income # 45 93rd

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