A Diverse Region Next Door to D.C.

Minutes from the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most diverse region in Virginia with more than 40 percent of the population identifying as Asian, African-American or another race.

The region’s growing population is one of the main reasons for the region’s dynamic economy. Since the 2010 Census, Fairfax County’s population grew at 6.4 percent compared to Virginia’s 8 percent growth rate. With a median household income for county residents at $128,374, the county ranks as the seventh-richest county in the nation.

The diversity, growth and highly educated talent pool ensures that companies can find the people and skills needed to drive innovation forward.

What the Data Says

Population in Fairfax County

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 2020
 VirginiaFairfax CountyWashington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV U.S.
20107,841,7541,048,5545,416,691303,965,272
20117,926,1921,064,7355,503,801306,603,772
20128,014,9551,083,7705,603,696309,138,711
20138,100,6531,101,0715,759,330311,536,594
20148,185,1311,117,0725,863,608314,107,084
20158,256,6301,128,7225,949,403316,515,021
20168,310,3011,132,8876,011,752318,558,162
20178,365,9521,142,0046,090,196321,004,407
20188,413,7741,143,5296,138,382322,903,030
20198,454,4631,145,8626,196,585324,697,795
20208,590,5631,150,8476,324,629329,484,123
% Change 9.5%9.8%16.8%8.4%

Age distribution in Fairfax County

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 2020
2019 5-Year Estimates of Age Distribution in 18 Categories

Median Household Income

U.S. Census

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Director, National Business Investment

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Rankings & Facts

39.8%

Residents Who Speak a Language Other than English

40.3%

Population Identifies as Asian, African-American or Other Race

38.2

Median Age