Lorton, Virginia Population 2021

20,871
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Lorton is a city located in Fairfax County Virginia. Lorton has a 2020 population of 20,871. Lorton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 12.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,610 in 2010. Lorton reached it's highest population of 20,871 in 2019.

The average household income in Lorton is $119,747 with a poverty rate of 7.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,912 per month, and the median house value is $461,200. The median age in Lorton is 35.5 years, 34.7 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Lorton Demographics

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

  • White: 39.44%
  • Black or African American: 31.75%
  • Asian: 16.93%
  • Other race: 7.87%
  • Two or more races: 4.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lorton, Virginia is 20,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,691.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,610.

Lorton, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,23139.44%
Black or African American6,62631.75%
Asian3,53416.93%
Some Other Race1,6427.87%
Two or More Races8384.02%
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Lorton Population by Race

Lorton Population Pyramid $2021

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Lorton Median Age

35.5


Total

34.7


Male

36.3


Female

Lorton Adults

There are 15,165 adults, (2,063 of whom are seniors) in Lorton.

Lorton Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lorton Sex Ratio

Female

11,041

52.90%

Male

9,830

47.10%

Lorton Population by Age

Lorton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lorton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
Male62.4%37.6%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female30.1%69.9%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lorton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5763.1759.6
Married3,6953.7471.4
Non Family1,5951.3449.7
Female9723.8430.1
Male3143.6362.4

3.63

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

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Lorton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5894.37%
9th to 12th Grade6324.69%
High School Graduate2,72020.19%
Some College2,21116.41%
Associates Degree1,3139.75%
Bachelors Degree3,56226.44%
Graduate Degree2,44418.14%
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Lorton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lorton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2474,2052,635
Black4,2213,8921,911
Asian2,4942,0991,029
Hispanic2,3631,839280
Other Race76860977
2+ Races358319149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 62.04%.

Lorton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,307$58,308$43,811
Less Than 9th Grade$36,581$51,283$9,470
High School Graduate$30,455$31,916$24,421
Some College$40,357$50,750$36,717
Bachelors Degree$64,905$66,198$61,991
Graduate Degree$98,690$107,522$82,394

$52,307

Average Earnings

$58,308

Average Male

$43,811

Average Female

Lorton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lorton Language by Age

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Lorton Language

53.87% of Lorton residents speak only English, while 46.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.45% of the population.

Lorton Language

Lorton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,62289013.44%
White6,0004377.28%
Hispanic4,1671583.79%
Asian3,3401434.28%
Multiple838344.06%
Other1,64290.55%

7.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.99%

Male Poverty Rate

7.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lorton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lorton is Black, with 13.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lorton is Other, with 0.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.62%.

Lorton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.72%
Some College6.07%
High School5.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%

Lorton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.30%
Female Unemployed29.24%
Male Employed3.36%
Female Employed1.93%

Lorton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lorton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$106,847$119,747
Families$111,418$125,058
Married Families$125,945-
Non Families$89,107$93,623
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Income by Household Type

Lorton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lorton Married by Age and Sex

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Lorton 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.

Lorton Marital Status by Race

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Lorton Marital Status

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1,694

Number of Veterans

1,381

Male Veterans

313

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War779
First Gulf War747
Vietnam366
Korea139
World War II77

Lorton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54526
55 to 64489
75+242
18 to 34231
65 to 74206

Lorton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,08718.72%
Black3858.15%
Asian1465.56%
Hispanic1154.21%
2+ Races459.91%
Other Race312.65%

Lorton Veterans by Race

Lorton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lorton Veterans by Education

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76%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lorton Employment by Age

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Lorton Employment by Race

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Lorton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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31.47%

Born in Lorton

65.02%

Native Born

34.98%

Foreign Born

12.75%

Non Citizen

22.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.02% of Lorton residents were born in the United States, with 31.47% having been born in Virginia. 12.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lorton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,8710.00%
202020,8710.00%
201920,8711800.87%
201820,6914232.09%
201720,268950.47%
201620,1734512.29%
201519,7222251.15%
201419,4972611.36%
201319,236-57-0.30%
201219,293-246-1.26%
201119,5399294.99%
201018,6100.00%

Lorton Population by Year