Fairfax, Virginia Population 2020

25,228

Fairfax is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 25,228, it is the 23rd largest city in Virginia and the 1525th largest city in the United States. Fairfax is currently growing at a rate of 1.31% annually and its population has increased by 11.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,565 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Fairfax has a population density of 4,043 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfax is $132,435 with a poverty rate of 8.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,899 per month, and the median house value is $533,300. The median age in Fairfax is 38.1 years, 36.3 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Fairfax Demographics

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

  • White: 68.98%
  • Asian: 17.01%
  • Two or more races: 5.16%
  • Black or African American: 4.61%
  • Other race: 4.06%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfax, Virginia is 25,228, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,574.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,565.

Fairfax, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,46168.98%
Asian4,06017.01%
Two or More Races1,2315.16%
Black or African American1,0994.61%
Some Other Race9694.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.19%

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfax Median Age

38.1


Total

36.3


Male

39.5


Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 18,439 adults, (3,436 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female

12,064

50.55%

Male

11,801

49.45%

Fairfax Households and Families

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfax Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All70.9%29.1%
Male68.9%31.1%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Female46.7%53.3%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5532.7270.9
Married4,8983.3184.4
Non Family2,7591.5452.8
Female6422.9646.7
Male2543.5468.9

3.17

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfax Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5703.49%
9th to 12th Grade5763.53%
High School Graduate2,15813.22%
Some College2,36714.50%
Associates Degree1,0766.59%
Bachelors Degree4,97930.50%
Graduate Degree4,59928.17%

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,9099,6166,617
Asian2,7922,5651,886
Hispanic2,4741,988565
Black786762372
Other Race70650048
Multiple Races423307144
Native American2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,126$67,769$52,897
Less Than High School$21,539$24,667$18,582
High School Grad$31,299$36,905$25,145
Some College$47,526$52,279$41,000
Bachelors Degree$70,533$80,465$60,896
Graduate Degree$91,689$117,366$72,078

$60,126

Average Earnings

$67,769

Average Male

$52,897

Average Female

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Language by Age

Fairfax Language

66.78% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 33.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.73% of the population.

Fairfax Poverty

Fairfax Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0637825.99%
Asian4,02657514.28%
Hispanic3,94947311.98%
Other88910311.59%
Black9709910.21%
Multiple1,226816.61%
Native452351.11%

8.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.48%

Male Poverty Rate

9.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Native, with 51.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is White, with 5.99% 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 19.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.24%
Some College10.79%
High School5.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.60%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.01%
Female Unemployed23.95%
Female Employed6.61%
Male Employed4.87%

Fairfax Income

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$111,574$132,435
Families$138,696$156,376
Married Families$151,414-
Non Families$63,221$77,513

Fairfax Marital Status

Fairfax Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

Fairfax Veterans

1,440

Number of Veterans

1,261

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam541
First Gulf War484
Second Gulf War342
Korea81
World War II47
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54420
65 to 74375
55 to 64319
75+301
18 to 3425
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2389.59%
Asian1083.29%
Black849.69%
Hispanic571.97%
Other101.28%

$Fairfax Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Employment Status

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax 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

30.73%

Born in Virginia

72.04%

Native Born

27.96%

Foreign Born

14.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.04% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 30.73% having been born in Virginia. 14.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,2283271.31%
201924,9013271.33%
201824,5744121.71%
201724,1623271.37%
201623,8353961.69%
201523,4391240.53%
201423,315790.34%
201323,2363381.48%
201222,8984351.94%
201122,463-152-0.67%
201022,6151,1170.51%
200021,4981,8760.92%
199019,6222320.12%
198019,390-3,337-1.58%
197022,7279,1425.28%
196013,58511,68521.74%
19501,9009006.63%
19401,0000.00%