Fairfax County's 1.1 million residents are diverse, well-educated and overwhelmingly employed in business and professional services.

Overview Statistics

Population  1,118,602
Median Age 37.4
Foreign-born population 29.8%
Persons age 5+ who speak a language other than English at home  38.4%
Number of persons per household  2.84

population by age

foreign population

languages spoken

educational attainment

Fairfax County Populations by One Race

White (non-Hispanic*) 63.2%
Asian 17.8%
African American (non-Hispanic*) 9.2%
Other 9.8%

*Hispanic/Latino households comprise 16.18 percent of total Fairfax County households and may be of any race.

Median Income

  Family Income Household Income
Fairfax County $124,831 $107,096
United States  $62,527 $51,371

Occupations of Civilian Employed Population (age 16 and older)

Management, business, science and arts occupations 55.0%
Service occupations 15.1%
Sales and office occupations 19.7%
Natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations 5.8%
Production, transportation and material moving occupations 4.5%

class of worker

employment by industry

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division; 2012 American Community Survey.

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