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

Overview Statistics

Population  1,142,234
Median Age 35.7
Foreign-born population 31.5%
Persons age 5+ who speak a language other than English at home  39.5%
Number of persons per household  2.88

educational attainment     

Fairfax County Populations by One Race

White 61.4%
Asian 19.0%
African American 9.6%
Other 10.1%

Note: Hispanic/Latino households comprise 16.4 percent
of total Fairfax County households and may be of any race.


Occupations of Civilian Employed Population (age 16 and older)

Management, business, science and arts occupations 54.9%
Sales and office occupations 18.0%
Service occupations 16.8%
Natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations 5.5%
Production, transportation and material moving occupations 4.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015

For additional Fairfax County statistics, visit the Fairfax County Government  Demographic Characteristics.

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