Franconia, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Franconia, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Franconia Census Designated Place had a population of 18,859 as of July 1, 2018. Franconia 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 Franconia is located at latitude 38.7679 and longitude -77.1583 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Franconia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Franconia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389809) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franconia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franconia: Franconia Station.

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Franconia, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,859
Population in Households 18,857
Population in Familes 14,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 5,428
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $118,237
Average Household Income $145,376
Per Capita Income $58,520


Total Housing Units 7,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,335 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,208 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $402,692
Average Home Value $448,100


Total Households 7,544
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,549
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.3%
Households 0.24% 0.19%
Families 0.08% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Franconia, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franconia 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 89th
Population Density # 28 95th
Diversity Index # 60 90th
Median Household Income # 55 91st
Per Capita Income # 38 94th

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