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Fairfax Station

  •   State: 
    Fairfax County
    Fairfax Station
      County FIPS: 
    38°48′9″N 77°19′31″W
      Area total: 
    9.2 sq mi (23.8 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.1 sq mi (23.6 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.08 sq mi (0.2 km²)
    425 ft (130 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,323 residents per square mile of area (510.7/km²)

Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Located in Northern Virginia, its center is located 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. The population was 12,030 at the 2010 census.Population densities range from 200 to 500 per square mile (77 to 193 per square kilometer) in the northern, southern, and western portions of the CDP, to between 1,600 and 2,200 per square inch (584 to 849 per square kilometers) in center and eastern portions. The average lifestyle for residents of Fairfax Station rates above those of the national index in categories including total household expenditure, insurance, clothing, education, entertainment, food, health care, personal care, tobacco, transportation, utilities, and gifts. The education rate in Fairfax Station is among the top school counties in the country; children go to six elementary schools; William Halley Elementary for the northern part of Fairfax, and Silverbrook Elementary, Oak View Elementary, Bonnie Brae Elementary, or Sangster Elementary after 6th grade. The original community of Fairfax station is located in the eastern part of theCDP, where State Route 123 (Ox Road) crosses the Norfolk Southern Railway line. State Route 286, the Fairfax County Parkway, curves through the center of the cDP, leading northwest to Fair Lakes and southeast to Newington. For the period 2010 through 2014, the estimated median annual income for a household in the C DP was $163,796, and the median income of a family was $180,091.


Fairfax Station is the primary city name, but also Fairfax Sta, Fx Station are acceptable city names or spellings. Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is located between Clifton to the west, Burke to the east, and the city of Fairfax to the north. The original community of Fairfax Station is located in the eastern part of the CDP, where State Route 123 (Ox Road) crosses the Norfolk Southern Railway line. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Fairfax Station CDP has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.8 km²) of which 9.1 square miles is land and 0.1 sq miles (0.2 km²), or 0.85%, is water.Population densities range from 200 to 500 per square mile (77 to 193 per square kilometer) in the northern, southern, and western portions of theCDP, to between 1,600 and 2,200 persquare mile (584 to 849 per square kilometers) in center and eastern portions. The CDP is home to the Fair Lakes and Newington high schools, which were founded in the 1950s and 1960s respectively. The Fair Lakes CDP was the first high school in the state of Virginia to open in the 1960s. The Newington CDP opened in the 1970s and was the second high school to open, after Fair Lakes, in the 1980s. It has a population of 2,000 (1,600 per square km) and is located near the center of Fairfax County.


As of the census of 2010, there were 12,030 people, 4,070 households, and 3,497 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,323.4 people per square mile (510.8/km²). There were 4,140 housing units at an average density of 455.4/sq mi (175.8 /km²) The racial makeup of theCDP was 78.9% White, 3.9%, African American, 0.1% Native American, 12.2% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household was $163,796, and $180,091 for a family. The per capita income was $67,357. About 0.7%. of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18. The average household size was 2.95, and the average family size was 3.16. For every 100 females age 18 and over, There were 99.5 males. The estimated median annual income for the household in this CDP was $160,000. For the period 2010 through 2014, the estimated median. annual income of a household in the. CDP is $163.796. The CDP has a median age of 45.0 years, with the average age of 48.5 years. It has a poverty rate of 0.8%. It has an average household income of $150,000, compared to the national average of $125,760.


The average lifestyle for residents of Fairfax Station rates above those of the national index. The factors that are below average when compared to the national (lowest in the state for many of them): crime rate, personal crime risk, rape risk, larceny risk, and automotive theft risk. The average cost of living is higher than the national average in many areas of the state. The national average is lower than the state average in some areas. The state average is higher in several areas, including health care, education, transportation, and utilities. The local average is the lowest in many of these areas, such as personal care, tobacco, and transportation. The statewide average is also the lowest for personal crime rate and rape risk. It is the highest for the state's murder rate and for the number of car burglaries per year. The lowest for car theft, and the second-lowest for car thefts per year, and for car burglars who commit more than one crime per year than the average. The highest for car insurance, which is the third-highest for car owners. The most common car-related crime is car theft; the most common vehicle-related theft is a car that is stolen more than once a year; and the most frequent car-jacking is the car that was stolen in the past 12 months. The worst car-crimes are car thefts that occurred in the last three years; the highest rate was car theft in the year before last year's election.


The education system in Fairfax County is among the top public school counties in the country. The children of Fairfax Station go to six elementary schools. After 6th grade, students enter one of four public schools: South County Middle School, Robinson Secondary School, Robert Frost Middle School (feeder for W.T. Woodson High School) or Lake Braddock Secondary School. The private school Islamic Saudi Academy previously had its West Campus in Fairfax Station. The school is now located in Alexandria, Virginia, and is part of the Fairfax County Public School System. It is one of the largest public schools in the state, with more than 2,000 students in grades 6-12. The public school system is also the largest school system in Virginia, with over 1,200 students in 6th through 12th grade. The county's public schools are among the best in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.


Fairfax Station is home to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, devoted to local railroad history. Local roads include Route 123 (Ox Road) and Fairfax County Parkway. Some commute using Virginia Railway Express. Residents are dependent on private cars for most transportation. Some residents commute usingVirginia Railway Express, which runs from Fairfax Station to Richmond. Some commuters commute using the Virginia Railway Train. The Virginia Railway Railroad Museum is located in Fairfax Station, Virginia. The museum is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on the weekends from 9 to 11 a. m. and 1 to 4 p.M. It is located on the former site of the Fairfax Railway Station, which was built in the early 1900s. It now houses a museum dedicated to local railway history. It's on the second floor of a building that dates back to the early 1800s, and was once the site of a train station. The station is now on the third floor, which is on the fourth floor of an apartment building, and has been converted into a museum since the early 1950s.


Fairfax Station was a station of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. During the Civil War, Clara Barton tended to wounded Union and Confederate troops at the station after the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) The construction of St. Mary's began in 1858, and it was the first Catholic church in Fairfax County. The area was renamed Swetnam in 1897, and reverted to Fairfax Station in 1921. Ekoji Buddhist Temple is also located in Fairfax Station, built 24 years ago in 1998. The station was known as "Lee's Station" during its first year, and was renamed "Fairfax" in 1851. It was the last station in the county during the war, and a small skirmish was fought at Brimstone Hill near the station in August 1862. It is located near the county seat of Fairfax, which is also the home of the U.S. Patent Office in Washington at the start of the war and the American Red Cross in 1881. In 1851, the station was called Lee's Station, and in 1852 it was called "Fairfield" It was renamed Fairfax in 1921, and again in 1951. It has been known as Fairfax Station since 1851; it is now called Fairfax Station by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Works, and is located in the Fairfax County, Virginia, area. The train station is located on the Fairfax-Alexandria County line, near the city of Fairfax and the town of Manassas.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fairfax, Alexandria City, Virginia = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fairfax = 4.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,800 individuals with a median age of 39.4 age the population grows by 10.42% in Fairfax, Alexandria City, Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,323 residents per square mile of area (510.7/km²). There are average 2.61 people per household in the households with an average household income of a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -1.99% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.42%. The number of physicians in Fairfax per 100,000 population = 445.5.


The annual rainfall in Fairfax = 43.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 116. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 198. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 41, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fairfax, Alexandria City, Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 68.47%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 41 years with median home cost = $318,190 and home appreciation of -5.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.22 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

  • Fairfax Station's population in Fairfax County, Virginia of 2,049 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,88-fold to 1,800 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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