Fairfax County, Virginia Population 2019

Fairfax County, Virginia's estimated population is 1,146,883 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax County, Virginia is the largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,150,7953,9120.34%
20171,146,8833,6540.32%
20161,143,2293,0650.27%
20151,140,1643,5910.32%
20141,136,5734,5850.41%
20131,131,98811,5131.03%
20121,120,47517,1031.55%
20111,103,37217,2451.59%
20101,086,127267,54332.68%
1990818,584221,68337.14%
1980596,901141,88031.18%
1970455,021180,01965.46%
1960275,002176,445179.03%
195098,55757,628140.80%
194040,92915,66562.01%
193025,2643,32115.13%
192021,9431,4076.85%
191020,5361,95610.53%
190018,5801,92511.56%
189016,6556303.93%
188016,0253,07323.73%
187012,9521,1189.45%
186011,8341,15210.78%
185010,6821,31214.00%
18409,3701661.80%
18309,204-2,200-19.29%
182011,404-1,707-13.02%
181013,111-206-1.55%
180013,3179978.09%
179012,3200.00%

How Many People Live in Fairfax County, Virginia?

1,146,883

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White713,92662.52%
Asian215,43818.86%
Black or African American110,3859.67%
Two or More Races49,9234.37%
Some Other Race49,1514.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,4620.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7190.06%

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Fairfax County, Virginia Median Age

37.9


Total

36.9


Male

38.7


Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Adults

There are 870,996 adults, (138,977 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

576,411

50.47%

Male

565,593

49.53%

Fairfax County, Virginia Households and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfax County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All67.8%32.2%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Male54.3%45.7%
Female52.5%47.5%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All393,3802.8867.8
Married229,2443.4677.5
Non Family112,1841.3854.9
Female36,1763.5152.5
Male15,7763.754.3

3.38

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfax County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade35,2654.54%
9th to 12th Grade26,6053.42%
High School Graduate99,95912.86%
Some College102,26313.16%
Associates Degree41,6605.36%
Bachelors Degree240,72130.97%
Graduate Degree230,70629.69%

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White425,264417,023302,180
Asian151,796137,31394,418
Hispanic110,00277,26329,983
Black72,51966,83633,881
Other Race28,21517,6445,164
Multiple Races21,47519,64112,022
Native American1,8371,630675
Islander507448152

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 71.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,109$76,466$50,922
Less Than High School$25,882$30,354$19,015
High School Grad$31,218$36,366$25,864
Some College$42,773$50,599$37,014
Bachelors Degree$72,976$88,655$57,950
Graduate Degree$103,086$121,979$80,900

$62,109

Average Earnings

$76,466

Average Male

$50,922

Average Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

Fairfax County, Virginia Language by Age

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

61.66% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 38.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.13% of the population.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White585,49523,2323.97%
Hispanic182,82019,53510.69%
Asian214,72612,8445.98%
Black108,46211,45310.56%
Other48,5136,42813.25%
Multiple49,5593,8517.77%
Native2,45226410.77%
Islander686152.19%

6.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.61%

Male Poverty Rate

6.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Other, with 13.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Islander, with 2.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.02%
High School9.75%
Some College5.29%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.00%
Male Unemployed16.94%
Female Employed3.41%
Male Employed2.71%

Fairfax County, Virginia Income

Fairfax County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$117,515$149,219
Families$135,791$167,205
Married Families$152,354$184,042
Non Families$80,755$97,971

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Fairfax County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans

76,242

Number of Veterans

64,928

Male Veterans

11,314

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30,718
Vietnam25,403
Second Gulf War24,741
Korea4,682
World War II2,745
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5424,421
65 to 7416,138
55 to 6416,029
75+12,363
18 to 347,291

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White61,52511.21%
Black7,7929.62%
Hispanic4,6863.67%
Asian3,7552.24%
2 or More2,3328.80%
Other5691.67%
Indian21310.81%
Hawaiian5610.53%

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

2.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment Status

72%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

26.81%

Born in Virginia

69.06%

Native Born

30.94%

Foreign Born

14.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.06% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 26.81% having been born in Virginia. 14.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Fairfax County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Herndon 232922439311014.73%
Vienna15685164687834.99%
Occoquan 934106112713.60%
Clifton282292103.55%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990