Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Rebecca Moudry,
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

Density in Activity Centers

Indicator

Description: Increasing density near transit station areas helps the county achieve multiple goals. When residents live and/or work near transit, they are more likely to use multiple modes of travel and contribute less to congestion. Dense mixed-use development centralizes activity and improves the prospects of sustainable entrepreneurial activity.

Performance Measure: Population per Acre (Transit Station Areas) – measures the aggregate density (population per acres) within county activity centers that are designated as transit station areas.

Data: Interactive Map – Rail Station Area Population

Interpretation: This data will be regularly tracked and monitored annually in order to determine trends and conduct analysis.  Based on current data for 2017, the Dunn Loring metro station has the highest density (41.7) of all transit station areas.  Acreage includes a quarter-mile buffer surrounding the transit station area.   

Source: Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning; and Fairfax County Department of Information Technology – Geographic Information Systems

Transit Station Area

Transit Type

Acres (1/4 mile buffer)

2017 Density

2020 Projected Density

2030 Projected Density

2040 Projected Density

Van Dorn Street

Metro

64

0.0

0.0

6.9

15.4

Eisenhower Ave

Metro

46

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.3

Vienna/ Fairfax - GMU

Metro

126

15.2

16.9

20.4

24.7

Huntington

Metro

126

19.5

20.0

27.4

35.0

West Falls Church -VT/UVA

Metro

116

4.8

4.8

6.9

9.4

Franconia-Springfield

Metro

126

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.8

Dunn Loring - Merrifield

Metro

126

41.7

56.5

57.2

58.0

Mclean

Metro

126

3.5

10.8

31.9

39.5

Wiehle-Reston East

Metro

126

9.6

14.9

26.1

38.7

Tysons Corner

Metro

126

5.4

5.4

8.2

11.5

Greensboro

Metro

126

2.9

11.6

46.5

69.4

Spring Hill

Metro

126

11.3

20.2

55.0

83.6

Reston Town Center

Metro

126

0.0

0.0

10.2

22.7

Herndon

Metro

126

0.5

0.5

11.2

24.3

Innovation Center

Metro

122

7.7

12.6

18.3

23.2

Backlick Road

VRE

126

9.9

9.9

10.2

10.5

Burke Centre

VRE

126

7.5

7.5

8.0

8.6

Rolling Road

VRE

126

9.3

9.3

9.3

9.3

Lorton

VRE

126

5.7

5.7

5.9

6.1

Total Density*

All

2,238

8.8

12.0

20.0

27.2

*Total density is inclusive of ¼ mile buffer outside each identified transit station, therefore population counts may be duplicative. 

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