Fairfax County , Virginia

Fairfax County: County in Virginia, United States

Fairfax County locator map
Location of Fairfax County on Virginia map.

About

Fairfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,081,726 and a population density of 1,027 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,020 inhabitants. Its county seat is Fairfax. The county was created 279 years ago in 1741.

Old Fairfax County Courthouse  Fairfax City image
Old Fairfax County Courthouse Fairfax City
Old Fairfax County Courthouse  Fairfax City image

Geography

Fairfax County is located at 38°50'5"N 77°16'34"W (38.8346900, -77.2762200). It has 10 neighbors: District of Columbia, Charles County, Montgomery County, Prince George s County, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun County and Prince William County.

Fairfax County map

The largest city of Fairfax County is McLean with a population of 48,115. Other cities include, Burke population 41,055, Oakton population 34,166, West Springfield population 22,460 and Rose Hill population 20,226. See all Fairfax County cities & populated places.

Fairfax County Quick Facts

Population : 1,150,847 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Fairfax
Twitter username : fairfaxcounty
Phone Area Codes : 571, 703
Area : 1053 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.8%
Land as percent of area : 96.2%
Legislative body : Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Named for : Thomas Fairfax
Altitude : 456 feet / 139 meters
Capital : Fairfax
Establishment : January 01, 1742
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 22:24:33 (17th September 2021)
Density : 1,093 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.01% (2010-2020)

Fairfax County has 10 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Fairfax County increased by 6.01% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,081,726 - census
2011 1,103,439 1.97% estimation process
2012 1,120,395 1.51% estimation process
2013 1,131,784 1.01% estimation process
2014 1,136,271 0.39% estimation process
2015 1,140,401 0.36% estimation process
2016 1,144,188 0.33% estimation process
2017 1,148,728 0.4% estimation process
2018 1,148,463 -0.02% estimation process
2019 1,147,532 -0.08% estimation process
2020 1,150,847 0.29% estimation process

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People born in Fairfax County (36)

People born in Fairfax County, including poet, essayist and social commentator Allen Tate, writer Constance Cary Harrison, politician William M. McCarty, you can see a list of people who born in Fairfax County.

  • Sabrina Harman (US Army reservist) she was born in 05/01/1978
  • George Mason (American delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (1725-1792)) he was born in 11/12/1725
  • Fitzhugh Lee (40th governor of Virginia (1835-1905)) he was born in 19/11/1835
  • Thomas Posey (American politician (1750-1818)) he was born in 09/07/1750
  • Ian Caldwell (novelist) he was born in 18/03/1976
  • Patrick Ness (American-British novelist and children's writer) he was born in 17/10/1971
  • Samuel Phillips Lee (United States Navy admiral) he was born in 13/02/1812
  • William Terrell (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1788
  • Brooks Almy (American actress) she was born in 15/07/1950
  • Samuel A. Cartwright (American physician) he was born in 03/11/1793
  • Thomas Mason (American businessman, planter, and politician) he was born in 01/05/1770
  • Arthur Pendleton Mason (Confederate Army officer) he was born in 11/12/1835
  • Brent Budowsky (American journalist) he was born in 19/02/1952
  • Clint Sintim (American football linebacker) he was born in 21/02/1986
  • Edward Ball (American politician) he was born in 06/11/1811
  • Ernie Newton (American politician) he was born in 21/02/1956
  • George Landrith (American politician) he was born in 27/10/1960
  • George Mason VI (American businessman (1786-1834)) he was born in 11/08/1786

Other places with the same name (1)

Fairfax County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Fairfax County.

City Name Population Title
Reston 58,404 Census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
McLean 48,115 Community in Virginia
Burke 41,055 Census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Annandale 41,008 Census designated place in Virginia, United Stetes
Oakton 34,166 Unincorporated community in Virginia
Herndon 24,573 Town in Virginia, United States
Baileys Crossroads 23,643 Census designated place
Lincolnia 22,855 Census designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
West Springfield 22,460 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Rose Hill 20,226 City in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States
Tysons Corner 19,627 Unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Lorton 18,610 Census designated place
Franconia 18,245 Census designated place
Idylwood 17,288 Census designated place
Vienna 16,518 Town in Fairfax County, Virginia
Wolf Trap 16,131 Census designated place

Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Prince William County 475,533 County in Virginia, United States
Virginia Beach 451,231 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Loudoun County 422,784 County in Virginia, United States
Chesterfield County 358,245 County in South Carolina, United States
Henrico County 333,766 County in Virginia, United States
Chesapeake 247,011 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Norfolk 242,803 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Arlington County 240,119 County in Virginia, United States; suburb of Washington, D.
Richmond 232,226 Capital city of Virginia, United States
Arlington 229,164 County in Virginia, United States; suburb of Washington, D.
City of Portsmouth 215,133 Administrative division in Virginia, United States
Newport News 179,062 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Alexandria 158,726 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Stafford County 156,748 County in Virginia, United States
East Hampton 147,993 Town in New York
Spotsylvania County 138,449 County in Virginia, United States