Fairfax County, Virginia Population 2020

Fairfax County, Virginia's estimated population is 1,158,620 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfax County, Virginia is the largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,158,6203,9100.34%
20191,154,7103,9100.34%
20181,150,8003,9200.34%
20171,146,8803,6500.32%
20161,143,2303,0700.27%
20151,140,1603,5900.32%
20141,136,5704,5800.40%
20131,131,99011,5101.03%
20121,120,48017,1101.55%
20111,103,37017,2401.59%
20101,086,130267,54632.68%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.34%
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Founded
June 19, 1742
County Seat

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White708,76161.98%
Asian217,06618.98%
Black or African American111,0269.71%
Two or More Races53,0644.64%
Some Other Race50,2674.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,5070.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8380.07%

Fairfax County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfax County, Virginia Median Age

37.9


Total

37


Male

38.8


Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Adults

There are 873,026 adults, (144,212 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

576,883

50.45%

Male

566,646

49.55%

Fairfax County, Virginia Households and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfax County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All68%32%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Male54.6%45.4%
Female51.7%48.3%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All394,4472.8868
Married230,3023.4578
Non Family112,4941.3754.7
Female36,0183.5251.7
Male15,6333.6854.6

3.38

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfax County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34,5814.45%
9th to 12th Grade26,5973.42%
High School Graduate99,66712.81%
Some College99,51412.79%
Associates Degree42,2055.43%
Bachelors Degree240,15130.87%
Graduate Degree235,16130.23%

Fairfax County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White421,784413,433302,081
Asian153,626139,46396,925
Hispanic110,08277,94930,796
Black73,20267,62833,855
Other Race28,63318,1145,243
Multiple Races23,36421,01412,693
Native American1,9151,622709
Islander537431199

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 71.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,997$78,913$52,554
Less Than High School$26,106$30,741$19,669
High School Grad$31,534$36,494$25,817
Some College$43,744$50,983$38,487
Bachelors Degree$74,486$90,838$59,885
Graduate Degree$105,747$125,221$83,503

$63,997

Average Earnings

$78,913

Average Male

$52,554

Average Female

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

Fairfax County, Virginia Language by Age

Fairfax County, Virginia Language

61.15% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 38.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.53% of the population.

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty

Fairfax County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White580,53223,2304.00%
Hispanic183,79019,29310.50%
Asian216,14813,0096.02%
Black109,40711,27010.30%
Other49,5826,33512.78%
Multiple52,6794,3918.34%
Native2,45225110.24%
Islander80717321.44%

6.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.48%

Male Poverty Rate

6.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is Islander, with 21.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia is White, with 4.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.38%
High School9.12%
Some College5.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.56%
Male Unemployed16.96%
Female Employed3.50%
Male Employed2.67%

Fairfax County, Virginia Income

Fairfax County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$121,133$153,844
Families$140,373$172,708
Married Families$157,191$190,119
Non Families$81,819$100,188

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Fairfax County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans

74,376

Number of Veterans

63,007

Male Veterans

11,369

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30,144
Second Gulf War26,076
Vietnam23,260
Korea4,393
World War II2,329
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5423,883
55 to 6415,578
65 to 7415,271
75+12,568
18 to 347,076
Name Veterans % of Total
White59,65610.95%
Black7,8159.53%
Hispanic4,5123.53%
Asian3,8062.24%
2 or More2,2527.79%
Other5781.68%
Indian1929.33%
Hawaiian7712.85%

$Fairfax County, Virginia Veterans by Education

1.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Employment Status

71.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax County, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

26.86%

Born in Virginia

68.79%

Native Born

31.21%

Foreign Born

14.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

68.79% of Fairfax County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 26.86% having been born in Virginia. 14.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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