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City of Fairfax Fact Book

Originally designed as an appendix to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Fact Book is a standalone document that provides users with maps and analyses regarding the City’s population, neighborhoods, housing, transportation network, economic vitality, environment and sustainability, and community services. The Fact Book will be updated annually, with each year’s update to be released in late winter or early spring. Not all figures will be updated each year, and the year of the most recent data update can be found in either the figure’s title or its source information.

 

Basic Demographics

Measurement   Source

Population

24,574   U.S. Census Bureau (2019)
Housing Units (2020)   9,120   City of Fairfax
Registered Voters (2020) 16,747   Fairfax Electoral Board
Public School Membership (2020)   2,887   Fairfax County Public Schools
Median Household Income $111,574   U.S. Census Bureau ACS (2014-18)
Educational Attainment, age 25+
  High school graduate or higher 93.0%   U.S. Census Bureau ACS (2014-18)
  Bachelor’s degree or higher 58.7%   U.S. Census Bureau ACS (2014-18)
  Graduate or Professional degree 28.2%   U.S. Census Bureau ACS (2014-18)
Labor Force (2019 annual) 13,496   Virginia Employment Commission
Unemployment Rate (2019 annual) 1.8%  
Employees Working in City (2019 annual) 19,731  
Employers in City (2019 annual) 1,661  

 

Population Components

Race/Ethnicity  Age
White 54.9% 0-19 24.9%
Asian 18.8% 20-34 20.6%
Hispanic 17.4% 35-49 20.2%
Black   5.7% 50-64 19.8%
Other/Mixed   2.8% 65+ 14.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 population estimates.
Note: White, Asian and Black categories include non-Hispanics only.

 

Housing Values, 2019 (Numbers and Assessed Value of Housing Units, by Type)

Type of Housing Unit # of Units % of City Total % of Housing Units Type Avg. Assessed Value
Single-family Housing Units 6,477 71%
 
Single-family detached 4,912 54% 76% $572,000
Townhouse 1,122 12% 17% $533,000
Duplex   263 3% 4% $343,000
Single-family attached   180 2% 3% $740,000
Multifamily Housing Units 2,641 29%
 
Condominium 1,312 14% 50% $273,000
Apartment Unit 1,329 15% 50% n/a
Total, All City Housing Units 9,118

 

 

 

Infrastructure

City land area 6.3 sq. miles (4,019 acres)
Public Open Space 488 acres
Arterial roads 16 miles
Collector/local roads 54 miles
Sewer lines 97 miles
Water lines 182 miles

 

Financial, 2020

Residential Real Estate Tax Rate  $1.075 per $100 of assessed value
Commercial Real Estate Tax Rate $1.20 per $100 of assessed value
Personal Property Tax Rate $4.13 per $100 of assessed value

 

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