Fairfax city, VA

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2022 Population
24,242
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
0.531% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10%
0.665% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$128,708
8.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$649,600
8.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fairfax city, VA had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $128,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fairfax city, VA grew from 23,980 to 24,242, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $118,492 to $128,708, a 8.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), Other (Hispanic) (7.09%), White (Hispanic) (6.32%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.87%).

None of the households in Fairfax city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.6% of the residents in Fairfax city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fairfax city, VA was $649,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Fairfax city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfax city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Fairfax city, VA borders Fairfax County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Fairfax city, VA is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 86.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 29.1% of Fairfax city, VA residents were born outside of the country (7.05k people).

In 2022, there were 3.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Fairfax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.72k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.6%
2022 Citizenship
86.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.6% of Fairfax city, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfax city, VA was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 61
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.23k ± 254
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 446
18.1%
Hispanic Population
4.4k people

In 2022, there were 3.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Fairfax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.72k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in Fairfax city, VA are hispanic (4.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

29.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.05k people
29.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.97k people

As of 2022, 29.1% of Fairfax city, VA residents (7.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfax city, VA was 29.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    538 ± 184
  2. Vietnam
    376 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    356 ± 103

Fairfax city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fairfax city, VA employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Fairfax city, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,732 people), Educational Services (1,687 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,369 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($142,447), Public Administration ($133,315), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($116,250).

Occupations

13.1k
2022 Value
± 835
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 8.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairfax city, VA declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 13.3k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfax city, VA, are Management Occupations (1,634 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,283 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfax city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2022 Value
± 835
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 8.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairfax city, VA declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 13.3k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfax city, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,732 people), Educational Services (1,687 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,369 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfax city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Fairfax city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$79,213
Median earning men ± $7,388
$55,768
Median earning women ± $3,078

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($131,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($120,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,446).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($138,578), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,583), and Information ($87,778).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,383
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 846
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 594
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfax city, VA was $649,600 in 2022, which is 2.3 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $596,800 to $649,600, a 8.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfax city, VA is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fairfax city, VA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfax city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fairfax city, VA is $128,708. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fairfax city, VA was Census Tract 3002 with a value of $170,123, followed by Census Tract 3005 and Census Tract 3004, with respective values of $135,833 and $133,625.

Property

$649,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,469
$6,231
Median Property Taxes
±$422

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfax city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Fairfax city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3002
  2. Census Tract 3005
  3. Census Tract 3004

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfax city, VA was Census Tract 3002 with a value of $170,123, followed by Census Tract 3005 and Census Tract 3004, with respective values of $135,833 and $133,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fairfax city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$128,708
Median Household Income
± $12,089
9.13k
Number of Households
± 607

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.13k households in Fairfax city, VA grew to $128,708 from the previous year's value of $118,492.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfax city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.16%)

In 2022, 61.6% of workers in Fairfax city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfax city, VA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Fairfax city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfax city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfax city, VA (2.34k out of 23.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfax city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Fairfax city, VA has health coverage, with 64.4% on employee plans, 5.97% on Medicaid, 8.83% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.34%
Uninsured
64.4%
Employer Coverage
5.97%
Medicaid
8.83%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfax city, VA declined by 8.54% from 6.93% to 6.34%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.2 in Fairfax city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.3% in Fairfax city, VA.

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