Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F, TH 5PM-7:30PM, 2nd SAT (each month except August): 9-11:30AM at Lorton Library, 12:30-3PM at office (2511 Parkers Lane)

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 128,000 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 131,018 individuals living in the Mount Vernon District as of 2018. Forecasts show that number increasing to about 153,947 by 2045.
  • The average age of residents is 37.1.
  • 30.9% of residents, age 5 and older, speak a language other than English at home.
  • 50.3% of residents are female, and 49.7% of residents are male.
  • The average family size is 3.23.

Economics

  • Of the 85,620 residents age 25 and older: 78,000 (91%) have attained a High School Diploma, GED, or higher.
  • Of the 98,772 residents age 16 and older: 70,242 (71%) are employed, 3,289 (3%) are unemployed, and 25,241 (26%) are not in the work force.
  • Of the 47,149 households: 24,211 (51%) make over $100,000, and 9,357 (20%) make under $50,000.
  • Out of 128,462 residents, 19,398 (15%) live under federal poverty levels.

Housing

  • $452,277 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 48,712 housing units in the Mount Vernon District: 23,138 (47%) are single family detached units, 1,144 (2%) are duplexes, 9,471 (19%) are townhouses, 1,367 (3%) are multiplex units, 8,967 (18%) are multifamily low-rise units, 360 (less than 1%) are multifamily mid-rise units, 3,940 (8%) are multifamily high-rise units and 325 (less than 1%) are mobile homes.

Demographic Resources

Community Resources

Newcomer's Guide

Fairfax County's Demographics Page

County Library System

Fairfax County Park Authority

Schools

Senior Centers

Celebrate Fairfax Fair

Farmers Markets

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Wednesdays 8 am - Noon
May - November
Sherwood Regional Library

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

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