Economic & Demographic Publications


All materials listed on this page are produced by Economic and Demographic Research, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Some of these publications are available in printed format at the reference desks of Fairfax County Public Libraries.  Printed copies of these publications are no longer offered for sale.

Use the index below to go directly to the type of report desired:

Demographic and Economic Research

Demographic Reports - Small area housing, population, development, and land use information. Estimates and projections of data presented by supervisor district, planning district, human services region, and census tract and block group.

Fairfax County Rental Housing Complex Analysis - Report summarizing rental housing complex characteristics and trends. Provides information about rents and vacancy rates by geography, structure type and age of complex. Selected individual project data are provided.

Fairfax County Data Visualization and Infographic Gallery - Data visualizations and infographics use techniques designed to convey complex information in a clear, concise and visually effective format. The Fairfax County Data Visualization and Infographic Gallery provides a showcase for interesting data visualizations and infographics on a range of economic and demographic topics.

Taking Measure of Children in Fairfax-Falls Church Families (2015)PDF - The report summarizes the number of Fairfax-Falls Church area children who live in families who are vulnerable, sustaining or thriving based on sixteen categories that measure well-being. These categories include shelter costs, overcrowding, income sufficiency, government assistance, secure parental employment, number of parents working, parental citizenship status, adult educational attainment, adult spoken English ability, disconnected youth, school-age children's academic progress, health insurance coverage, disabilities status, family structure and discord, community ties, and motor vehicle access.

Economic Need in Fairfax County (2014)PDF - Fairfax County has experienced increasing economic over the past decade. The growth in economic need has impacted the county's children and young adults the most. This report explores these trends and discusses some of the factors contributing to the expansion of economic need in Fairfax County.

A Profile of Persons Moving To and From the Fairfax-Falls Church AreaPDF - This report explores data on net-migration, age, income and other characteristics of persons moving to and from the Fairfax-Falls Church Area.

Putting Food on the Table: Food Security and Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food in the Fairfax-Falls Church Area (2011)PDF - This study provides a glimpse into food security and access issues in the Fairfax-Falls Church area.  Two of the programs that help increase food security for low-income households are examined (SNAP and the Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch Program), as well as, information on hunger collected by surveys of sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grade students.  In addition, the study examines the access that low-income residents have to food sources.

Behind the Headline:  Trends and Implications for County Residents (2011)PDF - The latest American Community Survey ranked Fairfax County as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation.  The headline obscures recent census and other data about the economic challenges faced by a growing number of county residents.  The report looks at general trends, the suburbanization of poverty, economic mobility, housing and health care coverage.

Map Showing Language Spoken at Home by Fairfax County Elementary School Students  - Over 100 different languages are spoken by Fairfax County households.  This map provides some insights on where households speaking various languages reside in Fairfax County by depicting the geographic distribution of Fairfax County elementary students who speak languages other than English at home.  Due to the large number of languages spoken in Fairfax County only selected languages are available.

Residential Condominium Housing Projectsxls - An Excel file listing residential condominium projects in Fairfax County. For each complex, the following information is provided: project name, subdivision number, primary neighborhood, type, year built, numbers of units by type, total units, supervisor district, planning district, and land area.

Underutilized Residential Landxls - An Excel file listing all vacant and underutilized land parcels planned for residential use. For each parcel, the report provides the map reference number, total acres, existing housing units, existing commercial gross floor area, year built, planned land use, existing land use, current zoning, and location description.

Office Structures Informationxls - An Excel file listing office buildings in Fairfax County by type of structure. For each parcel, the report provides the structure type, property name, gross floor area, map reference number, assessment element, and year built.

Wholesale and Warehouse Storage Facilitiesxls - An Excel file listing parcels that contain wholesale and warehouse storage facilities. For each parcel, the report provides the structure type, property name, gross floor area, map reference number, assessment element, and year built.

Vacant Parcels Planned for Commercial/Industrial Usexls - A listing of vacant land parcels planned for commercial or industrial use. For each parcel, the report provides the map reference number, total acres, planned land use, existing land use, current zoning, and location description



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Summaries of U.S. Census Bureau Data

Profiles Containing Data from the U.S. Census Bureau - These profiles contain general demographics such as population, households, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and tenure, and households by type; social characteristics such as educational attainment, disability status, language spoken and linguistic isolation, nativity and place of birth, mobility, and living arrangements; employment characteristics such as employment status, class of worker, occupation, and mode of travel to work; and economic characteristics such as household income, poverty, and housing costs.

American Community Survey Summaries for Fairfax County and Sub-Areas
----Fairfax County
----Census Designated Places (CDPs)

American Community Survey Tools and Resources

Decennial Census Profiles for Fairfax County and Sub-Areas
----Fairfax County
----Census Designated Places (CDPs)
----Supervisor Districts
----Planning Districts
----Human Services Regions


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Survey Research Tools

Common Pitfalls in Conducting a Survey PDF- The intent of this brochure is to provide a brief review of potential problems that may occur during the survey research process.

Survey Questionnaire Design PDF- This brochure provides a brief guide to planning, developing, and testing a questionnaire for use in survey research.

Overview of Sampling Procedures PDF- The purpose of this brochure is to provide an overview of the sampling procedures available to a researcher. The differences between the various sampling procedures are discussed and examples are provided to illustrate the use of these procedures.


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