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Fairfax Station, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fairfax Station Census Designated Place had a population of 12,138 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfax Station is located at latitude 38.7948 and longitude -77.3385 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Fairfax Station Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Fairfax Station Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584843) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Fairfax Station population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfax Station: Swetman, Swetnam.

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Fairfax Station, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,138
Population in Households 12,132
Population in Familes 11,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 4,115
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 3,531
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,778 (90.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $668,955
Average Home Value $692,900


Median Household Income $157,221
Average Household Income $216,536
Per Capita Income $73,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.28%
Households 0.18% 0.29%
Families 0.15% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Fairfax Station, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax Station 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 # 108 82nd
Population Density1 # 195 67th
Diversity Index2 # 265 56th
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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