Fairfax, Virginia Population 2024

25,723

Fairfax is a city located in Fairfax City County Virginia. Fairfax has a 2024 population of 25,723. Fairfax is currently growing at a rate of 1.76% annually and its population has increased by 6.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,175 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfax is $160,337 with a poverty rate of 10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfax is 37.5 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairfax was:

  • White: 59.62%
  • Asian: 17.45%
  • Two or more races: 9.16%
  • Other race: 7.78%
  • Black or African American: 5.87%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,122.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.4% (1,548)
The current population of Fairfax, Virginia is 25,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,175.

Fairfax, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,45259.62%
Asian4,23017.45%
Two or more races2,2219.16%
Other race1,8857.78%
Black or African American1,4235.87%
Native American310.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfax Median Age

37.5

Total

36.5

Male

38

Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 18,637 adults, (3,498 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female12,29750.73%
Male11,94549.27%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1292.5868.331.7
Married4,9053.2982.517.5
Non Family3,2241.4449.150.9
Male5352.859.340.7
Female4652.8560.939.1
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3.08

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfax Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 95.83%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$76,711

Average Earnings

$87,359

Average Male

$58,333

Average Female

Fairfax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairfax Language

63.93% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 36.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.89% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,5189287.41%
Hispanic4,21487620.79%
Other1,87648225.69%
Multiple2,07737918.25%
Asian4,1912556.08%
Black1,195746.19%
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10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.6%

Male Poverty Rate

12.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Other, with 25.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Asian, with 6.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.22%.

Fairfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.08%
Some College11.99%
High School4.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.69%
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Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.69%
Male Unemployed29.44%
Female Employed6.73%
Male Employed5.71%
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Fairfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairfax Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,494

Number of Veterans

1,265

Male Veterans

229

Female Veterans

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Fairfax Veterans by War

count

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Fairfax Veterans by Age

count

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Fairfax Veterans by Race

Fairfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

31.12%

Born in Fairfax

70.42%

Native Born

29.58%

Foreign Born

13.39%

Non Citizen

16.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.42% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 31.12% having been born in Virginia. 13.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairfax Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,9434441.61%
202827,4994441.64%
202727,0554441.67%
202626,6114441.7%
202526,1674441.73%
202425,7234441.76%
202325,2794441.79%
202224,8354441.82%
202124,3912160.89%
202024,1758813.78%
201923,294380.16%
201823,256-18-0.08%
201723,274-31-0.13%
201623,305580.25%
201523,247-77-0.33%
201423,324830.36%
201323,2413371.47%
201222,9044371.95%
201122,467-149-0.66%
201022,6161,1185.2%
200021,4981,8769.56%
199019,6222321.2%
198019,390-3,337-14.68%
197022,7279,14267.29%
196013,58511,685615%
19501,90090090%
19401,000
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Fairfax Population by Year