Fairfax County, Virginia Population 2021

Fairfax County, Virginia's estimated population is 1,145,670 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax County, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 1,086,160 and has seen a growth of 5.48% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,145,670-930-0.08%
20201,146,600-930-0.08%
20191,147,530-930-0.08%
20181,148,460-270-0.02%
20171,148,7304,5400.40%
20161,144,1903,7900.33%
20151,140,4004,1300.36%
20141,136,2704,4900.40%
20131,131,78011,3801.02%
20121,120,40016,9601.54%
20111,103,44017,2801.59%
20101,086,160267,57632.69%
1990818,584221,68337.14%
1980596,901141,88031.18%
1970455,021180,01965.46%
1960275,002176,445179.03%
195098,55757,628140.80%
194040,92915,66562.01%
193025,2643,32115.13%
192021,9431,4076.85%
191020,5361,95610.53%
190018,5801,92511.56%
189016,6556303.93%
188016,0253,07323.73%
187012,9521,1189.45%
186011,8341,15210.78%
185010,6821,31214.00%
18409,3701661.80%
18309,204-2,200-19.29%
182011,404-1,707-13.02%
181013,111-206-1.55%
180013,3179978.09%
179012,3200.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.08%
County Website
Founded
June 19, 1742
County Seat
2010 Population
1,086,160
Growth Since 2010
5.48%
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Fairfax County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White701,05561.18%
Asian219,69719.17%
Black or African American112,3719.81%
Some Other Race55,9134.88%
Two or More Races53,3174.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6620.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8470.07%
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Fairfax County, Virginia Population By Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Fairfax County, Virginia Median Age

38


Total

37.1


Male

38.9


Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Adults

There are 875,647 adults, (149,923 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

577,689

50.42%

Masculino

568,173

49.58%

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
Married78.2%21.8%
All68%32%
Masculino55%45%
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Mujer51.1%48.9%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfax County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All396,5012.8768
Married231,2743.4478.2
Non Family113,1861.3754.3
Mujer36,1523.5551.1
Masculino15,8893.6755

3.37

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Fairfax County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,5384.17%
9th to 12th Grade26,1273.35%
High School Graduate99,80912.80%
Some College98,20612.59%
Associates Degree43,2185.54%
Bachelors Degree242,40131.07%
Graduate Degree237,76230.48%
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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
White418,635410,663301,782
Asian156,827142,33599,480
Hispanic110,48780,65331,936
Black74,30068,71435,165
Other Race31,59220,4556,227
2+ Races23,46821,61213,060
Native American1,8711,629727
Islander558452180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 72.09%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$65,056$80,532$53,714
Less Than 9th Grade$25,645$30,755$19,702
High School Graduate$32,004$37,670$25,924
Some College$44,258$49,748$39,900
Bachelors Degree$76,443$92,761$60,837
Graduate Degree$107,570$127,250$86,587

$65,056

Average Earnings

$80,532

Average Male

$53,714

Average Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax County, Virginia Language by Age

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Fairfax County, Virginia Language

60.69% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 39.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.92% of the population.

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White576,56622,8923.97%
Hispanic185,13818,3599.92%
Asian218,77313,1776.02%
Black109,96611,57910.53%
Other54,9136,98712.72%
Multiple52,8804,3538.23%
Native2,6132037.77%
Islander80915919.65%

6.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.48%

Male Poverty Rate

6.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Islander, with 19.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is White, with 3.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.63%.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.29%
High School8.46%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.38%
Male Unemployed17.52%
Female Employed3.77%
Male Employed2.87%

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$124,831$157,726
Families$144,687$177,417
Married Families$161,498$195,595
Non Families$83,495$101,656
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Income by Household Type

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

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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73,603

Number of Veterans

62,228

Male Veterans

11,375

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War29,966
Second Gulf War26,781
Vietnam22,357
Korea3,892
World War II1,932

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5423,473
55 to 6415,822
65 to 7414,913
75+12,658
18 to 346,737

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White58,33510.83%
Black7,8089.39%
Hispanic4,7813.72%
Asian3,9432.28%
2+ Races2,6789.16%
Other Race6141.62%
Native American1326.37%
Islander9316.15%

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

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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27.16%

Born in Fairfax County, Virginia

68.69%

Native Born

31.31%

Foreign Born

13.88%

Non Citizen

17.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.69% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 27.16% having been born in Virginia. 13.88% 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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