Falls Church, VA 22042 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 22042: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Falls Church, VA 22042

Acceptable Alternative
Mosby, VA 22042

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 805
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,943
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,158
  • County: Fairfax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.865, Longitude -77.195
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 22042 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Fairfax, Falls Church City).

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Falls Church, VA 22042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,762
Population in Households 34,751
Population in Familes 26,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,685
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 12,241
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 7,983
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,594 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,647 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 507 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $449,787
Average Home Value $482,618


Median Household Income $90,582
Average Household Income $118,835
Per Capita Income $41,856
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.59%
Households 0.12% 0.57%
Families 0.03% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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 22042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 22042 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 65 93rd
Population Density1 # 28 97th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 102 88th
Per Capita Income # 112 87th

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