Lorton, VA Population

Population: 17,786
Males: 9,891 (55.6%), Females: 7,895 (44.4%)

Fairfax County

Zip codes: 22079.

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $60,150
Median house value: $147,600

Races in Lorton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.8%)
  • Black (34.7%)
  • Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Korean (1.7%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)

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

Ancestries: German (9.1%), Irish (9.0%), English (6.9%), United States (5.0%), Italian (4.3%), Subsaharan African (2.7%).

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lorton

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lorton CDP

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

15.3% Foreign born (7.1% Asia, 5.6% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lorton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lorton:

  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 18 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 22 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 27 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; Abbreviation: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lorton:

  • MARYLAND (about 14 miles; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Abbreviation: 2W5)
  • MANASSAS REGIONAL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD (about 19 miles; MANASSAS, VA; Abbreviation: HEF)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: 09W)
Amtrak station:
LORTON (AUTO-TRAIN) (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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lorton:

  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,406)
  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; FAIRFAX, VA; Full-time enrollment: 16,564)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,479)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 16,045)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 8,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 11,674)
Public primary/middle schools in Lorton:

  • LORTON STATION ELEM. (Students: 761; Location: 2499 LEWIS CHAPEL RD.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GUNSTON ELEM. (Students: 565; Location: 10100 GUNSTON RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LORTON PS HOME RESOURCE (Students: 326; Location: 8101 LORTON RD.; Grades: PK – PK)