Merrifield, Virginia Population 2024

21,323

Merrifield is a city located in Fairfax County, Fairfax city, and Falls Church city Virginia. Merrifield has a 2024 population of 21,323. Merrifield is currently growing at a rate of 3.39% annually and its population has increased by 15.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,523 in 2020.

The average household income in Merrifield is $157,798 with a poverty rate of 6.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Merrifield is 33.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 33.4 years for females.

Merrifield Demographics

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

  • White: 46.21%
  • Asian: 32.76%
  • Black or African American: 9.3%
  • Two or more races: 6.67%
  • Other race: 4.47%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,901.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.12% (2,800)
The current population of Merrifield, Virginia is 21,323 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,523.

Merrifield, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,20646.21%
Asian6,52632.76%
Black or African American1,8539.3%
Two or more races1,3296.67%
Other race8914.47%
Native American1180.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Merrifield Population by Race

Merrifield Population Pyramid 2024

Merrifield Median Age

33.8

Total

34.1

Male

33.4

Female

Merrifield Adults

There are 16,496 adults, (1,491 of whom are seniors) in Merrifield.

Merrifield Age Dependency

32.8

Age Dependency Ratio

9.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrifield Sex Ratio

Female9,71648.77%
Male10,20751.23%

Merrifield Population by Age

Merrifield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1212.1837.862.2
Non Family4,1421.272971
Married4,0672.9651.448.6
Female6082.615.584.5
Male3043.4519.780.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merrifield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2851.93%
9th to 12th Grade4182.83%
High School Graduate1,1097.51%
Some College8325.63%
Associates Degree4202.84%
Bachelors Degree5,38836.48%
Graduate Degree6,31642.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merrifield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrifield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,6646,4445,593
Asian4,9474,6344,126
Hispanic1,5211,351828
Black1,1631,163731
2+ Races865793632
Other Race726681407
Native American985917

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 83.93%.

Merrifield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$88,549$96,115$73,714
Less Than 9th Grade$13,500$30,804$9,053
High School Graduate$37,689$46,780$26,296
Some College$62,344$58,750$69,041
Bachelors Degree$88,509$93,320$78,155
Graduate Degree$103,568$124,006$89,175

$88,549

Average Earnings

$96,115

Average Male

$73,714

Average Female

Merrifield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrifield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merrifield Language

50.34% of Merrifield residents speak only English, while 49.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 18.46% of the population.

Merrifield Language

Merrifield Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian6,5265728.76%
White8,7423784.32%
Black1,85322812.3%
Multiple1,329564.21%
Hispanic2,031492.41%
Other891222.47%
Native1181916.1%

6.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.13%

Male Poverty Rate

6.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrifield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is Native, with 16.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrifield is Hispanic, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.91%.

Merrifield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.68%
Some College10.54%
High School5.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Merrifield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed7%
Female Employed4.62%
Male Employed4.53%
Female Unemployed0%

Merrifield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrifield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$134,022$157,798
Families$166,076$180,069
Married Families$178,491$-999,999,999
Non Families$105,772$128,586

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merrifield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrifield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merrifield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Merrifield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merrifield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

659

Number of Veterans

601

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War340
First Gulf War298
Vietnam109
Korea11
World War II0

Merrifield Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54322
18 to 34138
65 to 74124
55 to 6448
75+27

Merrifield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4125.29%
Asian1392.69%
Black916.07%
Hispanic352.04%
2+ Races171.7%

Merrifield Veterans by Race

Merrifield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.4%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrifield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

82%

Labor Force Participation

78.9%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Merrifield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merrifield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merrifield 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

21.17%

Born in Merrifield

56.69%

Native Born

43.31%

Foreign Born

23.71%

Non Citizen

19.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.69% of Merrifield residents were born in the United States, with 21.17% having been born in Virginia. 23.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Merrifield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202421,3237003.39%
202320,6237003.51%
202219,9238484.45%
202119,0755522.98%
202018,5232321.27%
201918,2915022.82%
201817,7895463.17%
201717,2432431.43%
201617,0005883.58%
201516,4125393.4%
201415,8734392.84%
201315,4344352.9%
201214,999-216-1.42%
201115,21530.02%
201015,21200%

Merrifield Population by Year