Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, TH 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., 2nd SAT (each month except August) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

703-780-7518
TTY 711

Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Mt. Vernon, VA 22306

Dan Storck,
Board of Supervisor

About Us

The Mount Vernon District is located in southeastern Fairfax County. It is bounded by theMount Vernon Potomac River Capital Beltway and City of Alexandria to the north, the Potomac River to the east, the Occoquan River to the south and Huntley Meadows Park to the west. Representing a population of over 132,000 within 60 square miles, it includes the Census Designated Places (CDPs) of Belle Haven, New Alexandria, Huntington, Groveton, Hybla Valley, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir, Mason Neck, Lorton, and Newington, Virginia.

As our historic community pivots to the 21st century with an emphasis on revitalization along the Richmond Highway Corridor, our priorities will remain steadfast. We will retain our historic identity, focusing on education, transportation, land use and public safety, while continuing to create a diverse and healthy environment for all Mount Vernon residents, businesses and travelers, alike.

Demographics

  • There are an estimated 132,961 individuals living in the Mount Vernon District as of 2021. Forecasts show that number increasing to about 150,812 by 2050.
  • The median age of residents is 36.8.
  • 31% of residents, age 5 and older, speak a language other than English at home.
  • 51.7% of residents are female, and 48.3% of residents are male.
  • The average family size is 3.44.

Economics

  • Of the 89,056 residents age 25 and older: 83,412 (94%) have attained a High School Diploma, GED, or higher.
  • Of the 101,925 residents age 16 and older: 70,244 (69%) are employed, 3275 (3%) are unemployed, and 28,406 (28%) are not in the work force.
  • Of the 47,147 households: 25,884 (54.9%) make over $100,000, and 9,149 (19.5%) make under $50,000.
  • Out of 132,961 residents, 8,725 (7%) live under federal poverty levels.

Housing

  • $544,042 is the overall median market value of owned housing.
  • 1479 square feet is the median size of owned housing.
  • $56,262 is the annual income needed to rent the average market rate one bedroom apartment unit.
  • Of the 49,547 housing units in the Mount Vernon District: 23,300 (47%) are single family detached units, 1,145 (2%) are duplexes, 9,723 (20%) are townhouses, 1,367 (3%) are multiplex units, 9,107 (18%) are multifamily low-rise units, 643 (1%) are multifamily mid-rise units, 3,937 (8%) are multifamily high-rise units and 325 (less than 1%) are mobile homes.

Demographic Resources

Community Resources

Mount Vernon District Newcomer's Guide

Guía para Recién Llegados al Distrito de Mount Vernon

Fairfax County Newcomer's Guide

Fairfax County's Demographics Page

County Library System

Fairfax County Park Authority

Schools

Student Resource Information Packet, May 2021

Senior Centers

Celebrate Fairfax Fair

Farmers Markets

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Wednesdays 8 am - Noon
April - December
Sherwood Regional Library

Lorton Farmers Market
Sundays 9 am - 1 pm
May - October
Lorton VRE Parking Lot

Fairfax Virtual Assistant