Fairfax County, Virginia Population 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia's estimated population is 1,148,433 with a growth rate of 1.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax County, Virginia is the 1st largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,148,43315,5461.37%
20161,132,887-11,749-1.03%
20161,144,6362,4390.21%
20151,142,1972,9050.25%
20141,139,2923,8320.34%
20131,135,46013,6261.21%
20121,121,83416,1141.46%
20111,105,72018,9861.75%
20101,086,734268,15032.76%
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%

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White713,476
Asian209,723
Black or African American107,346
Some Other Race49,776
Two or More Races49,622
American Indian and Alaska Native2,218
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander726

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fairfax County, Virginia Median Age

37.6


Total

36.6


Male

38.5


Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Adults

There are 860,994 adults, (130,282 of which are seniors) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

572,084

50.50%

Male

560,803

49.50%

Fairfax County, Virginia Households and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfax County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All67.5%32.5%
Male55.4%44.6%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female52.2%47.8%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfax County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All393,3582.8667.5
Married228,4353.4477.1
Non Family112,6191.3654.5
Female36,4693.4552.2
Male15,8353.755.4

3.36

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfax County, Virginia Households

Fairfax County, Virginia Education

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade36,1614.70%
9th to 12th Grade27,5103.58%
High School Graduate97,72712.71%
Some College103,39513.45%
Associates Degree40,7215.30%
Bachelors Degree238,61031.04%
Graduate Degree224,66029.22%

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White426,097417,477300,067
Asian146,571132,20390,820
Hispanic108,31674,06929,235
Black70,16164,58332,177
Other Race29,38117,6175,300
Multiple Races21,15819,13411,836
Native American1,6541,399608
Islander495429124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 70.42%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,248$75,204$50,040
Less Than High School$25,369$28,548$18,858
High School Grad$30,781$36,072$25,481
Some College$42,877$50,465$37,570
Bachelors Degree$71,869$87,178$56,547
Graduate Degree$101,089$120,667$77,430

$61,248

Average Earnings

$75,204

Average Male

$50,040

Average Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

Fairfax County, Virginia Language by Age

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

62.10% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 37.90% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.08% of the population.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White587,53321,2013.61%
Hispanic180,30018,70510.37%
Asian208,96913,4236.42%
Black105,42311,13110.56%
Other49,2335,88211.95%
Multiple49,1613,6207.36%
Native2,20823610.69%
Islander692142.02%

5.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Other, with 11.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Islander, with 2.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.33%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.34%
High School9.38%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.63%
Male Unemployed17.44%
Female Employed3.50%
Male Employed2.57%

Fairfax County, Virginia Income

Fairfax County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$114,329$145,636
Families$132,190$163,362
Married Families$148,627$179,660
Non Families$79,170$95,577

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by War

77,559

Number of Veterans

66,445

Male Veterans

11,114

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War30,933
Vietnam26,148
Second Gulf War24,164
Korea4,930
World War II3,058

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5425,284
55 to 6416,370
65 to 7416,024
75+12,253
18 to 347,628

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White62,98011.52%
Black8,19110.45%
Hispanic4,4763.56%
Asian3,4452.12%
2 or More2,0027.63%
Other6681.91%
Indian23913.34%
Hawaiian346.61%

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

1.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment Status

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment by Age

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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