Falls Church, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Falls Church, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Falls Church had a population of 15,081 as of July 1, 2020. Falls Church ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Falls Church is located at latitude 38.8823 and longitude -77.1711 in Falls Church (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Falls Church encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Falls Church (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 328 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of 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 City of Falls Church (GNIS ID: 1498423) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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


Total Population 15,081 (100%)
Population in Households 15,039 (99.7%)
Population in Families 11,889 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 7,370
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $128,283
Average Household Income $184,981
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $75,822
Wealth Index5 228


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,238 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,945 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $764,373
Average Home Value $810,639
Housing Affordability Index3 90


Total Households 6,183
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,812
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 2.0% 1.52%
Households 1.91% 1.46%
Families 1.74% 1.33%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%


Falls Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 93 84th
Population Density # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 52 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 58 10th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th
Diversity Index # 264 56th

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