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West Falls Church, Virginia - Basic Facts

The West Falls Church had a population of 29,740 as of July 1, 2016. West Falls Church 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 Falls Church is located at latitude 38.8656 and longitude -77.1877 in Falls Church (city) County. The formal boundaries for the West Falls Church (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Falls Church (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 335 feet.

While the primary coordinates for West Falls Church are located in Falls Church (city) County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fairfax County.

The West Falls Church (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

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


Total Population 29,740
Population in Households 29,729
Population in Familes 22,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,963
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 10,335
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 6,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,519 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,816 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $447,887
Average Home Value $483,893


Median Household Income $89,485
Average Household Income $116,458
Per Capita Income $40,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.37%
Households 0.18% 0.32%
Families 0.07% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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 Falls Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 36 94th
Population Density1 # 20 97th
Diversity Index2 # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 100 83rd
Per Capita Income # 108 82nd

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