Lorton, VA 22079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 22079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lorton, VA 22079

Acceptable Alternative
Mason Neck, VA 22079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 852
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,794
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 748
  • County: Fairfax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.69, Longitude -77.206
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lorton, VA 22079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,964
Population in Households 36,856
Population in Familes 32,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 1,266
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 12,472
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 9,381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,642 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,830 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $459,844
Average Home Value $519,868


Median Household Income $103,035
Average Household Income $127,392
Per Capita Income $43,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.01%
Households 0.96% 0.89%
Families 0.94% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Lorton, VA 22079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 22079 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 # 56 94th
Population Density1 # 151 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 67 92nd
Per Capita Income # 102 88th

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