Economic and Demographic Information


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Physical Features

Square Miles (land and water area) 406.84
Acres (land and water area) 260,380
Normal Daily Mean Temperature 55.2 F

Sources: Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, square miles and acres; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, 1981-2010 Normal Daily Mean Temperature for Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Population, Housing Units and Households

Year Population Housing Units Households
1970 454,275 130,800 126,500
1980 596,901 215,600 205,200
1985 668,300 247,800 238,500
1990 818,584 302,464 292,345
1995 879,401 328,151 316,957
2000 969,749 358,960 353,136
2005 1,033,646 385,634 376,717
2010 1,081,726 396,386 386,131
2011 1,096,798 403,929 394,127
2012 1,109,725 408,119 398,733
2013 1,111,620 409,072 399,513
2015 1,120,561 413,037 403,342
2020 1,166,033 434,551 423,589
2025 1,216,111 458,323 445,727


2013 Average Household Size...2.76

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 Decennial Censuses, 2001 to 2025 estimates and forecasts, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

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Age Distribution (2013)

Age Group Females Males All Persons
Under 20 Years 12.9% 13.5% 26.4%
20 to 34 Years 10.0% 10.2% 20.2%
35 to 54 Years 15.2% 14.7% 29.9%
55 to 64 Years 6.4% 6.0% 12.4%
65 Years and Older 6.0% 5.1% 11.1%


2013 Median Age...37.3

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

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Racial / Ethnic Origin Composition

Race/Ethnic Origin 2013 2000 1990
White 63.6% 69.9% 81.3%
Black 9.7% 8.6% 7.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.4% 13.1% 8.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race or Multi-Racial 8.1% 8.2% 2.3%
       
Hispanic (may be of any race) 16.2% 11.0% 6.3%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990, 2000 and 2013 American Community Survey.

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Employment Characteristics

2013 Labor Force Participation Rate

Females, Age 16 and Older 66.3%
Males, Age 16 and Older 80.3%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

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2013 Employers of Fairfax County Residents

Self Employed in own not incorporated business 5.4%
Private for Profit (includes self-employed in own incorporated business) and Private Nonprofit 73.6%
Local, State and Federal Government 20.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

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Income

2013 Household and Family Income Distribution

Income Household Family
Under $25,000 7.4% 5.2%
$25,000 to $49,999 11.0% 10.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.6% 11.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 10.9%
$100,000 to $149,999 21.3% 21.3%
$150,000 or More 34.5% 41.4%
Median Income $111,079 $128,066

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

 

Estimates of Median Household Income and
Median Family Income

Year Median Household Income Median Family Income
1979 $30,000 $33,200
1981 n/a $41,600
1983 $42,600 $47,100
1985 $49,700 $54,200
1987 $55,100 $62,000
1989 $59,300 $65,200
1991 $61,000 $70,000
1993 $64,000 $72,000
1994 $66,000 $74,000
1995 $70,000 $78,000
1997 $72,000 $84,000
1999 $81,100 $92,100
2000 $82,000 $95,000
2001 $84,700 $99,100
2002 $85,300 $95,600
2003 $80,800 $94,000
2004 $88,100 $90,200
2005 $94,600 $110,100
2006 $100,300 $119,800
2007 $105,200 $122,000
2008 $107,400 $126,900
2009 $102,500 $122,600
2010 $103,000 $122,200
2011 $105,800 $119,600
2012 $107,100 $124,800
2013 $111,100 $128,100

Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest $100.

2013 Percent of Persons Below Poverty...5.8%

Sources: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and U.S. Census Bureau, 1980, 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses 2001 Supplementary Census Survey and 2002-2013 American Community Surveys.

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Housing

Number of Housing Units (2013)

Single Family Detached Units 194,786
Single Family Attached Units 99,683
Multifamily Units 114,603
Total Units 409,072

Median Market Value of Owned Homes (2013)

Single Family Detached Units $555,896
Single Family Attached Units $339,522
Multifamily Units $219,893
All Units $442,370

2013 Average Rental Complex Rent.......$1,590

Source: Department of Neigbhorhood and Community Services.

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2013 Education Characteristics

High School Graduates
Age 25 and Older...92.1%

College Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree or More Education
Age 25 and Older ...60.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

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2013 Mobility

Residents Who Moved into Fairfax County During the Past Year
Age 1 and Older .......................7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

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Additional Demographic Indicators

Persons Without Health Insurance
2013............................11.6%

Persons Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home
Age 5 and Older, 2013..........................36.4%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey.

For additional social-economic information go to the 
American Community Survey Summaries

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Current Population Density Forecast Population Growth
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