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West Falls Church, Virginia - Basic Facts

The West Falls Church had a population of 31,414 as of July 1, 2020. West Falls Church 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 West Falls Church is located at latitude 38.8909 and longitude -77.1844 in Falls Church (city) County. The formal boundaries for the West Falls Church encompass a land area of 4.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Falls Church (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

While the primary coordinates for West Falls Church are located in Falls Church (city) County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fairfax County.

The West Falls Church (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""


West Falls Church, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 31,414 (100%)
Population in Households 31,402 (100.0%)
Population in Families 24,225 (77.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 6,293
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $102,122
Average Household Income $133,902
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $46,091
Wealth Index5 162


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,609 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,204 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $497,903
Average Home Value $538,599
Housing Affordability Index3 110


Total Households 10,813
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 7,146
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.71% 0.43%
Households 0.55% 0.34%
Families 0.52% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.33%


West Falls Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Falls Church to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 35 94th
Population Density # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 102 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 81 14th
Per Capita Income # 103 83rd
Diversity Index # 19 97th

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