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 8,484 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Fair Lakes CDP, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,484
Population in Households 8,410
Population in Familes 6,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 3,574
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 3,408
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,004
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,336 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,073 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $448,350
Average Home Value $512,056


Median Household Income $106,130
Average Household Income $131,799
Per Capita Income $53,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 0.92%
Households 0.93% 0.87%
Families 0.99% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 137 77th
Population Density1 # 67 89th
Diversity Index2 # 72 88th
Median Household Income # 74 88th
Per Capita Income # 44 93rd

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