Fairfax County, Virginia Population 2022

Fairfax County, Virginia's estimated population is 1,164,025 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax County, Virginia is the largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 1,081,726 and has seen a growth of 7.61% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179012,3200.00%
180013,3179978.09%
181013,111-206-1.55%
182011,404-1,707-13.02%
18309,204-2,200-19.29%
18409,3701661.80%
185010,6821,31214.00%
186011,8341,15210.78%
187012,9521,1189.45%
188016,0253,07323.73%
189016,6556303.93%
190018,5801,92511.56%
191020,5361,95610.53%
192021,9431,4076.85%
193025,2643,32115.13%
194040,92915,66562.01%
195098,55757,628140.80%
1960275,002176,445179.03%
1970455,021180,01965.46%
1980596,901141,88031.18%
1990818,584221,68337.14%
20101,081,726263,14232.15%
20111,088,5846,8580.63%
20121,095,4426,8580.63%
20131,102,3006,8580.63%
20141,109,1586,8580.62%
20151,116,0166,8580.62%
20161,122,8746,8580.61%
20171,129,7326,8580.61%
20181,136,5906,8580.61%
20191,143,4486,8580.60%
20201,150,3096,8610.60%
20211,157,1676,8580.60%
20221,164,0256,8580.59%
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Fairfax County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White678,16259.00%
Black or African American112,0249.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,2500.28%
Asian227,92319.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9940.09%
Some Other Race57,4585.00%
Two or More Races69,6286.06%
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Fairfax County, Virginia Population by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Fairfax County, Virginia Median Age

38.1


Total

37.2


Male

39.1


Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Adults

There are 879,212 adults, (155,332 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

579,167

50.39%

Male

570,272

49.61%

Fairfax County, Virginia Population by Age

Fairfax County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfax County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All68.6%31.4%
Male58.7%41.3%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Female51.8%48.2%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfax County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All398,6532.8668.6
Married230,6613.4678.4
Male15,9263.7558.7
Female35,1863.5851.8
Non Family116,8801.3455.7

3.39

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Fairfax County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,1444.10%
9th to 12th Grade25,1693.21%
High School Graduate98,99712.64%
Some College96,74912.35%
Associates Degree43,4865.55%
Bachelors Degree242,93631.01%
Graduate Degree243,87931.13%
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Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White414,922407,577301,631
Asian161,730146,776102,520
2+ Races33,25529,79418,109
Black74,69969,57534,960
Native American1,8221,485670
Hispanic111,18982,11634,139
Other Race32,44021,0717,604
Islander650562149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 72.70%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$67,142$81,151$55,572
Less Than 9th Grade$27,274$32,517$20,872
High School Graduate$32,661$36,980$26,877
Some College$44,841$50,150$40,710
Bachelors Degree$77,628$93,504$62,550
Graduate Degree$108,229$129,047$87,337

$67,142

Average Earnings

$81,151

Average Male

$55,572

Average Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax County, Virginia Language by Age

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Fairfax County, Virginia Language

61.00% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 39.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.51% of the population.

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander99124925.13%
Black108,99011,68210.72%
Hispanic184,90917,4339.43%
Native3,1932547.95%
Asian227,34812,9795.71%
White569,98922,5323.95%
Other6,728NaN%
Multiple69,1313,7605.44%

5.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.38%

Male Poverty Rate

6.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Islander, with 25.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Multiple, with 5.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.27%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.24%
High School8.36%
Some College4.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.56%
Male Unemployed15.72%
Female Employed3.39%
Female Unemployed19.15%

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$127,866$163,072
Families$149,576$185,183
Married Families$166,055$203,823
Non Families$83,585$103,450
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Income by Household Type

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Fairfax County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

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71,586

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War27,328
First Gulf War29,240
Vietnam21,210
Korea3,571
World War II1,532

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 346,772
35 to 5422,484
55 to 6415,281
65 to 7414,319
75+12,730

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White55,96710.68%
Black7,8399.38%
Native American894.05%
Asian3,8272.15%
Islander10514.69%
Other Race7191.86%
2+ Races3,0407.46%
Hispanic4,8773.77%

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Fairfax County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Fairfax County, Virginia 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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27.96%

Born in Fairfax County, Virginia

69.06%

Native Born

30.94%

Foreign Born

13.11%

Non Citizen

17.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.06% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 27.96% having been born in Virginia. 13.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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