Fairfax, VA Population

Population: 21,498. Estimated population in July 2020: 21,963 (+2.2% change)
Males: 10,484 (48.8%), Females: 11,014 (51.2%)

Zip codes: 22030, 22031, 22032, 22033.

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $67,642
Median house value: $192,100

Races in Fairfax:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.7%)
  • Hispanic (13.6%)
  • Other race (6.2%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Korean (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (2.6%)
  • Chinese (2.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.9%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.0%), Irish (12.3%), English (11.2%), United States (5.6%), Italian (4.0%), Scottish (3.5%).

Elevation: 447 feet

Land area: 6.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fairfax

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 45.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfax city

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

25.4% Foreign born (12.0% Asia, 9.6% Latin America, 2.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,555 (+7.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fairfax:

  • INOVA FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL (3600 JOSEPH DIEWICK DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fairfax:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairfax:

  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 12 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 19 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 31 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; Abbreviation: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairfax:

  • MANASSAS REGIONAL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD (about 17 miles; MANASSAS, VA; Abbreviation: HEF)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 22 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: 09W)
  • LEESBURG EXECUTIVE (about 23 miles; LEESBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JYO)
Amtrak stations near Fairfax:

  • 12 miles: LORTON (AUTO-TRAIN) (LORTON, 8006 LORTON RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP’T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: MANASSAS (9500 WEST ST.). Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Fairfax:

  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 16,564; Location: 4400 UNIVERSITY DR; Public; Website: www.gmu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • OMEGA TRAVEL SCHOOL (Location: 3102 OMEGA OFFICE PK STE 101; Private, for-profit)
  • PARA-LEGAL INSTITUTE (Location: 9402A LEE HWY; Private, for-profit)
  • MOSELY INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Location: 11216 WAPLES MILL RD STE 105; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fairfax:

  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,406)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,479)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 8,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 18 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 16,045)
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,829)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 11,674)

Schools

Public high schools in Fairfax:

  • ROBINSON SECONDARY (Students: 4,378; Location: 5035 SIDEBURN RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • FAIRFAX HIGH (Students: 2,127; Location: 3500 OLD LEE HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WOODSON HIGH (Students: 1,905; Location: 9525 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WOODSON ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 9525 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Fairfax:

  • BETHLEHEM BAPT CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 477; Location: 4601 WEST OX ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • FAIRFAX BAPTIST TEMPLE ACAD (Students: 274; Location: 9524 BRADDOCK ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • WAY OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 171; Location: 8800 ARLINGTON BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • THE NEW SCH OF NORTHERN VA (Students: 98; Location: 9431 SILVER KING CT; Grades: 4 – 12)
  • OAK VALLEY CENTER (Students: 55; Location: 3953 PENDER DRIVE STE 105; Grades: 4 – 12)
  • THE KELLAR SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 10396 DEMOCRACY LANE; Grades: 6 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fairfax:

  • FROST MIDDLE (Students: 1,081; Location: 4101 PICKETT RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • LANIER MIDDLE (Students: 937; Location: 3710 BEVAN DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MANTUA ELEM. (Students: 899; Location: 9107 HORNER COURT; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BONNIE BRAE ELEM. (Students: 894; Location: 5420 SIDEBURN RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • DANIELS RUN ELEM (Students: 840; Location: 3705 OLD LEE HWY; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WILLOW SPRINGS ELEM. (Students: 820; Location: 5400 WILLOW SPRGS SCH RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LAUREL RIDGE ELEM. (Students: 800; Location: 10110 COMMONWEALTH BLVD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NAVY ELEM. (Students: 790; Location: 3500 W OX RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GREENBRIAR EAST ELEM. (Students: 781; Location: 13006 POINT PLEASANT DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LEES CORNER (Students: 745; Location: 13500 HOLLINGER AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Fairfax:

  • ST. LEO THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 3704 OLD LEE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN (Students: 333; Location: 10520 MAIN ST; Grades: 1 – 11)
  • TALENT HOUSE PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 9211 ARLINGTON BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRURO PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGART (Students: 216; Location: 10520 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • GESHER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 8900 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE; Grades: KG – 7)
  • UNIVERSITY VIEW CHILD CARE CNT (Students: 131; Location: 4915 OX ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONT. SCH. OF CEDAR LANE (Students: 100; Location: 3035 CEDAR LN.; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Fairfax:

  • FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $33,269,275; Location: 12000 GOVERNMENT CTR PKWY STE 324; 2,504,308 books; 60,925 audio materials; 11,130 video materials; 3,408 serial subscriptions)