Fairfax

City that retains much of its 19th-century, small-town charm.

Welcome to Fairfax

Part of the sprawling Northern Virginia landscape, Fairfax is a growing city that retains much of its 19th-century, small-town charm. Inhabited primarily by commuters working throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, Fairfax is known for its convenient location and transit access, but it also holds many attractions within city limits.
 
 

Things to Do

When first arriving in Fairfax, Virginia, all appears modern and new, but a visit to the city's historic sites offers a glimpse into Fairfax's early history. A must-visit is Historic Blenheim, an antebellum farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places and famous for the graffiti left by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
 
For an evening out, catch a performance by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, a professional regional orchestra that performs often in the town. George Mason University, Virginia's largest public institution, also offers music and cultural performances at the school's Center for the Arts concert hall or its 10,000-seat EagleBank Arena.
 
Fairfax, Virginia, also has several museums and galleries, whose rotating exhibitions make repeat visits worthwhile. The Fairfax Art League gallery is a member cooperative representing 100 local artists that host monthly exhibits and twice-annual special shows. The Fairfax Museum features exhibits on city history.
 
 

Commuting Throughout the Area

Northern Virginia is one of the fastest-growing areas of the country, living in Fairfax offers easy access to the entire region, including other parts of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. proper. Interstates 66 and 95, along with the 395 and 495 beltways, are the area's main highway arteries, but many commuters take public transport to and from work. The area is served by the Washington Metro Transit Authority. There are many Metrobus stops throughout the city, and Metrorail's Orange Line serves the area with the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU stop.
 
 

Fairfax Real Estate

With an ideal location and growing population, prices in Fairfax trend toward the higher side of the real estate spectrum, even for older, smaller homes. Yet despite the high sticker prices, the price per square foot is still typically much lower than in Washington, D.C., making Fairfax, Virginia, a popular real estate market. In addition to single-family-home neighborhoods, Fairfax is also seeing a boom in condos connected to mixed-use developments.
 

Overview for Fairfax, VA

23,980 people live in Fairfax, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $57,091. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,980

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,091

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfax, VA

Fairfax has 9,090 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfax do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,980 people call Fairfax home. The population density is 3,842.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,980

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

48.84 / 51.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
9,090

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$57,091

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fairfax, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairfax. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Providence Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Leport Montessori Fairfax
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Paul VI Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Leo The Great School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Daniels Run Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
The New School Of Northern Virginia
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Truro Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available

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