Lorton, VA 22079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 22079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lorton, VA 22079

Acceptable Alternative
Mason Neck, VA 22079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Fairfax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.69, Longitude -77.206
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 851
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 11,799
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 783
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,016

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 22079 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 22079 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Lorton, VA 22079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,144
Population in Households 37,037
Population in Familes 32,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 1,276
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $107,196
Average Household Income $134,853
Per Capita Income $45,175


Total Housing Units 12,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,349 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,069 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $472,349
Average Home Value $540,574


Total Households 12,418
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 9,358
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.08% 0.74%
Households 0.75% 0.58%
Families 0.75% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Lorton, VA 22079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 22079 to the other 876 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 94th
Population Density # 150 83rd
Diversity Index # 25 97th
Median Household Income # 68 92nd
Per Capita Income # 104 88th

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