Living in Fairfax, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Fairfax SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Fairfax, VA Cost Of Living

150
Fairfax's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average

Fairfax, Virginia Info Snack

Fairfax (/fr.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015.
Population
23,865
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
8.7%
Median Home
$533,300
Median Income
$111,574
Median Rent
$1,899

Fairfax, VA Photos

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Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Fairfax in Virginia

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Map Of Fairfax, VA

Population over time in Fairfax

Year Population % Change
2017 23,865 1.2%
2016 23,580 -0.2%
2015 23,620 0.9%
2014 23,402 -0.4%
2013 23,507 2.1%
2012 23,027 1.4%
2011 22,712 2.0%
2010 22,277 1.0%
2009 22,058 -

Race / Ethnicity in Fairfax

White
56.8% (13,552)
African American
4.6% (1,099)
American Indian
0.1% (23)
Asian
17.0% (4,060)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (28)
Two Or More
4.5% (1,064)
Hispanic
16.9% (4,039)
Race Fairfax VA USA
White 56.8% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 4.6% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 17.0% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.5% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.9% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Fairfax, Virginia

Less than $10,000
4.4% (105,471)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.9% (22,601)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.8% (115,237)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.2% (124,166)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.2% (147,046)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.0% (239,403)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.0% (309,159)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.3% (484,387)
$150,000 to $199,999
14.7% (351,013)
$200,000 or more
20.4% (488,014)
Income Fairfax VA USA
Less than $10,000 4.4% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.9% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.8% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.2% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.2% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.0% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.0% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.3% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 14.7% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 20.4% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Fairfax

Female
50.6% (12,064)
Male
49.4% (11,800)
Gender Fairfax VA USA
Female 50.6% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Fairfax for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (954)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (954)
High School / GED
13.0% (3,102)
Some College
14.0% (3,341)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,670)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (7,159)
Master's Degree
20.0% (4,773)
Professional Degree
5.0% (1,193)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (715)
Education Fairfax VA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 20.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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