New Demographic Report Paints Picture of Fairfax County


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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June 21, 2004

 

New Demographic Report Paints Picture of Fairfax County and Its Residents

 

Who knew that the greatest number of new homes built in the county since 1999 is located in the Hunter Mill Supervisory District and that the greatest number of housing units in the residential development pipeline are located in the Mount Vernon Supervisory District? This information — and more — can be found in a demographic report recently published by the Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services.

The “Fairfax County Demographic Reports 2003: A Report of the Urban Development Information System” can be downloaded for free as a PDF document at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/comm/demogrph/demrptspdf.htm. Although the report’s wall map is not accessible online, most data tables are available in both Adobe Acrobat and spreadsheet formats.

The report, an annual publication, details the county’s population, land characteristics, housing inventory, nonresidential gross floor area and residential development activity. Current as of January 2003, the data are presented by supervisory districts, planning districts, census and subcensus tracts and countywide.

For the first time, information and maps on the age of housing and maps showing the distribution of housing by unit type will be offered online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/comm/demogrph/housebut.htm.

As a whole, these aggregated statistics paint a revealing portrait of the county and its residents, including the following facts:

• Since 1990, the fastest-growing segment of the county’s population was people age 55 years and older, while the number of people age 20 to 34 years decreased in number.
• As of Jan. 1, 2003, there were 8,828 housing units in the residential development pipeline in the Mount Vernon Supervisory District — nearly twice that of any other supervisory district.
• The county’s oldest housing stock (i.e., number of homes built before 1960) was located in the Mason Supervisory District; the county’s newest housing stock (i.e., number of homes built since 1999) was located in the Hunter Mill Supervisory District.
• The county’s most densely populated area was the Mason Supervisory District, with 5,875 people per square mile. The Lincolnia Planning District, which sits inside the Mason Supervisory District, boasted the largest household size, with an average of 2.87 people per household compared to the county average of 2.72.
• The average monthly rental complex rent was $1,168, and the median market value for a home was $307,600.

Although the report may be downloaded from the county’s Web site for free, printed copies of the report, which include a wall map, will soon be available for purchase for $20 from the Fairfax County Publications Center at 703-324-2974, TTY 711. For more information about the data in the report, please call the Demographic and Economic Information Line at 703-324-4519, TTY 711.


 

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