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West Springfield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The West Springfield Census Designated Place had a population of 22,755 as of July 1, 2016. West Springfield 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 West Springfield is located at latitude 38.7752 and longitude -77.2247 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the West Springfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The West Springfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390492) 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 West Springfield 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 West Springfield: Fairfax Park.

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West Springfield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,755
Population in Households 22,747
Population in Familes 19,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 4,743
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 8,456
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 6,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,739 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,717 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $444,518
Average Home Value $467,336


Median Household Income $114,109
Average Household Income $146,321
Per Capita Income $54,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.34%
Households 0.19% 0.32%
Families 0.14% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

West Springfield, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Springfield 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 # 49 92nd
Population Density1 # 37 94th
Diversity Index2 # 88 85th
Median Household Income # 57 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 93rd

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