The Merrifield Census Designated Place had a population of 20,273 as of July 1, 2018. Merrifield 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 Merrifield is located at latitude 38.8743 and longitude -77.2269 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Merrifield Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.
The Merrifield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389475) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Merrifield: Mills Cross Roads, Slabtown.
|Population in Households||20,272|
|Population in Familes||14,340|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1|
|Median Household Income||$101,578|
|Average Household Income||$124,167|
|Per Capita Income||$52,883|
|Total Housing Units||9,016 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,167 (35.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,467 (60.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||382 ( 4.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$482,624|
|Average Home Value||$530,076|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.53%|
|Per Capita Income||3.02%|
The table below compares Merrifield 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||# 58||90th|
|Population Density||# 10||98th|
|Diversity Index||# 55||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 94||84th|
|Per Capita Income||# 58||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.