Report tells who we are in Fairfax County

Everything you ever wanted to know about the people who live in Fairfax County can be found in the county’s “2018 Demographic Report.” It’s 218 pages of statistics, charts, graphs and maps that look at the present, compare it to the past and forecast the future.

According to the report, there are an estimated 1,152,873  people living in Fairfax County. By 2020 that number is expected to rise to 1,164,315 and to 1,258,778 by 2030.

The county is almost evenly split by gender; 50.5 percent female and 49.5 percent male. Twenty-six point four percent of the people in Fairfax are younger than 20 years old. Eleven point five percent are 65 or older.

Half of the people in Fairfax County are white, 52.32 percent. The next largest ethnic group is Asian/Pacific Islanders, 18.5 percent. Then Hispaic/Latino, 16.06 and Black, 9.17 percent.

The median household income is $118,279. That’s almost double the national household income but about 6 percent of county residents live in poverty. In 2017, the average monthly rent was $1,788. It’s estimated that an annual income of $63,969 was needed to rent a one-bedroom apartment.

You can see a great graphical view of all of this on the web page of Fairfax County’s Economic, Demographic and Statistical Research unit here.


About the Author

Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.