ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
FAIRFAX COMMUNITY PROFILE
Virginia > All counties > Fairfax City > Fairfax
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Fairfax, Virginia, VA

Send us your Fairfax photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Fairfax
Blog about Fairfax
Fairfax map

Sponsored Ads

Suburb

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$67,642
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairfax demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Providence at Fairfax Court House
The wills of George and Martha Washington were probated at the local courthouse.
Public transportation: Fairfax Connector Bus System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· Pierre J. Thuot, astronaut
· Laura Hillenbrand, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Celebrate Fairfax - June 8-10, 2007
  • Fall for Fairfax - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Chocolate Lovers Festival - Feb. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fairfax web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Algonkian Regional Park, Bull Run Marina Regional Park, Burke Lake
Historic sites and museums: Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center, National Firearms Museum
Colleges and universities: George Mason University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 121

Listed places near Fairfax

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Fairfax
Fairfax City
Virginia
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

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.

Fairfax, VA locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Fairfax Web sites

Ancestry & family history

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.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Arts

Music

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairfax was $31,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

46% of Fairfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Fairfax festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Fairfax festival web sites:



Fall foliage Virginia fall color report
 National Forest foliage hotspots
 Foliage hotlines
Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Fairfax
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History

Historic districts in Fairfax include City of Fairfax Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fairfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $878.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,483.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Fairfax include Access Services, Fairfax City Regional Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

TV stations in Fairfax include WNVC.

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Fairfax City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfax political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

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.

Transit
Travel

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.

Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Virginia community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Fairfax:

DUPLICATE NAMES
VA communities formerly known as Fairfax:
  �Culpeper, Culpeper County

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!