The City of Fairfax had a population of 24,078 as of July 1, 2018. Fairfax 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 Fairfax is located at latitude 38.8532 and longitude -77.299 in Fairfax (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Fairfax (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.
The City of Fairfax (GNIS ID: 1789070) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfax: City of Fairfax, Fairfax Court House, Providence.
|Population in Households||23,557|
|Population in Familes||18,453|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||521|
|Median Household Income||$106,425|
|Average Household Income||$134,723|
|Per Capita Income||$50,338|
|Total Housing Units||9,250 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,325 (68.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,549 (27.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||376 ( 4.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$509,128|
|Average Home Value||$561,917|
|Average Household Size||2.65|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.65%|
|Per Capita Income||2.72%|
The table below compares Fairfax to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.
|Total Population||# 45||93rd|
|Population Density||# 59||90th|
|Diversity Index||# 82||86th|
|Median Household Income||# 79||87th|
|Per Capita Income||# 70||88th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.