Falls Church, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Falls Church, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Falls Church had a population of 13,208 as of July 1, 2016. Falls Church ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Falls Church is located at latitude 38.8838 and longitude -77.1746 in Falls Church (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Falls Church (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Falls Church (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Falls Church (GNIS ID: 1498423) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falls Church 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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Falls Church, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,208
Population in Households 13,166
Population in Familes 10,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 6,646
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 5,414
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,090 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,324 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $750,000
Average Home Value $728,706


Median Household Income $115,836
Average Household Income $161,251
Per Capita Income $66,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.07%
Households 0.99% 0.97%
Families 0.85% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Falls Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falls Church 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 # 98 84th
Population Density1 # 12 98th
Diversity Index2 # 269 55th
Median Household Income # 51 92nd
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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