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West Springfield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The West Springfield Census Designated Place had a population of 22,643 as of July 1, 2017. West Springfield 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 Springfield is located at latitude 38.7752 and longitude -77.2247 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the West Springfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The West Springfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390492) 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 West Springfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Springfield: Fairfax Park.

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West Springfield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,643
Daytime Population: Workers 5,694
Daytime Population: Residents 10,238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,932
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 22,635
Population in Familes 19,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 4,720
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $116,288
Average Household Income $149,793
Per Capita Income $55,574


Total Housing Units 8,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,608 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,791 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $445,608
Average Home Value $467,172


Total Households 8,399
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 6,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.11% 0.26%
Households 0.07% 0.23%
Families 0.0% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

West Springfield, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Springfield to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 50 92nd
Population Density # 39 94th
Diversity Index # 88 85th
Median Household Income # 52 91st
Per Capita Income # 41 93rd

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