Woodlawn, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Woodlawn, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Woodlawn Census Designated Place had a population of 21,940 as of July 1, 2017. Woodlawn 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 Woodlawn is located at latitude 38.7329 and longitude -77.1152 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Woodlawn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Woodlawn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584939) 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 Woodlawn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 21,940
Daytime Population: Workers 2,941
Daytime Population: Residents 10,058
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,999
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 21,902
Population in Familes 17,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 9,509
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $69,342
Average Household Income $79,412
Per Capita Income $26,575


Total Housing Units 7,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,783 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,544 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 471 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $310,804
Average Home Value $336,605


Total Households 7,327
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 4,925
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.74% 0.71%
Households 0.53% 0.62%
Families 0.44% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Woodlawn, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woodlawn 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 # 53 91st
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 171 71st
Per Capita Income # 291 51st

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