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Fairfax is an independent city, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Thomas, Lord Fairfax, an early landholder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Virginia named Fairfax. For links to other places called Fairfax, VA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fairfax is 38.846N. The longitude is -77.306W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,031.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfax City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22032 ZIP code.
12% of Fairfax residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairfax ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairfax was $31,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Fairfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Fairfax include City of Fairfax Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fairfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $878. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,483.
Libraries in Fairfax include Access Services, Fairfax City Regional Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Fairfax include WNVC.
Fairfax City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfax political report.
The average commute time for Fairfax workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairfax between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Fairfax include Bailiwick Inn, Candlewood Suites Fairfax, Comfort Inn University Center, Courtyard by Marriott Fairfax / Fair Oaks, Econo Lodge Fairfax, Extended Stay America Washington DC Fairfax, Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, Hyatt Fair Lakes ... More hotels.
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