Fairfax city, Virginia Population 2020

Fairfax city, Virginia's estimated population is 25,398 with a growth rate of 1.65% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax city, Virginia is the 70th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202025,3984121.65%
201924,9864121.68%
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%
201022,6152,99315.25%
199019,6222321.20%
198019,390-2,580-11.74%
197021,9700.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.65%
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Founded
1805
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Fairfax city, Virginia Population Growth

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%
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Fairfax city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Fairfax city, Virginia Median Age

38.1


Total

36.3


Male

39.5


Female

Fairfax city, Virginia Adults

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

Fairfax city, Virginia Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

12,064

50.55%

Male

11,801

49.45%

Fairfax city, Virginia Households and Families

Fairfax city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfax city, Virginia 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)

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Fairfax city, Virginia Education

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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%
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Fairfax city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

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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 city, Virginia Language

Fairfax city, Virginia Language by Age

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Fairfax city, Virginia Language

66.78% of Fairfax city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Poverty

Fairfax city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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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 city, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax city, Virginia 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%.

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

Fairfax city, Virginia Income

Fairfax city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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

Fairfax city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Fairfax city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Fairfax city, Virginia Veterans

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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
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54420
65 to 74375
55 to 64319
75+301
18 to 3425
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2389.59%
Asian1083.29%
Black849.69%
Hispanic571.97%
Other101.28%

Fairfax city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax city, Virginia Employment Status

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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30.73%

Born in Virginia

72.04%

Native Born

27.96%

Foreign Born

14.10%

Non Citizen

13.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.04% of Fairfax city, Virginia 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.

  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