Franconia, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Franconia, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Franconia Census Designated Place had a population of 19,082 as of July 1, 2017. Franconia 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 Franconia is located at latitude 38.7679 and longitude -77.1583 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Franconia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Franconia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389809) 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 Franconia 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 Franconia: Franconia Station.

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


Total Population 19,082
Daytime Population: Workers 9,180
Daytime Population: Residents 7,719
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 19,080
Population in Familes 14,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 5,492
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $114,266
Average Household Income $140,041
Per Capita Income $56,514


Total Housing Units 7,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,330 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,324 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $397,397
Average Home Value $440,701


Total Households 7,654
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,599
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 0.62% 0.63%
Households 0.47% 0.56%
Families 0.25% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Franconia, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franconia 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 # 64 89th
Population Density # 26 96th
Diversity Index # 60 90th
Median Household Income # 57 91st
Per Capita Income # 37 94th

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