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.