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Fairfax County, Virginia; Essex County, Virginia; Charles City County, Virginia; Stafford County, Virginia

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Fairfax County, Virginia
Essex County, Virginia
Charles City County, Virginia
Stafford County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,147,532 10,953 6,963 152,882
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,147,532 10,953 6,963 152,882
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,081,703 11,149 7,256 128,984
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.1% -1.8% -4.0% 18.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,081,726 11,151 7,256 128,961
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X X X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
4.9%
3.7%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
18.4%
14.7%
25.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
23.7%
25.5%
10.7%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
53.1%
51.5%
49.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.7%
57.3%
44.8%
70.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.6%
37.4%
44.4%
20.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.9%
6.7%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
1.2%
0.6%
3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.9%
3.0%
3.4%
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.5%
3.9%
1.8%
14.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
50.0%
54.9%
43.6%
59.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 73,603 636 561 20,297
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 31.3% 1.6% 1.9% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 416,058 5,894 3,391 51,376
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.0% 67.1% 83.9% 77.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $563,100 $202,800 $167,900 $346,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,729 $1,301 $1,296 $2,208
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $870 $462 $376 $556
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,881 $885 $813 $1,546
Building permits, 2020 1,605 36 20 964
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 396,501 4,555 2,896 47,075
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.87 2.38 2.42 3.04
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.3% 87.8% 93.2% 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 39.3% 3.6% 3.1% 14.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 97.2% 80.7% 79.1% 96.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 93.9% 61.4% 61.5% 94.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.5% 82.3% 79.7% 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 17.4% 14.7% 39.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.5% 10.2% 13.3% 6.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.8%
12.0%
15.2%
7.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.6% 60.9% 57.1% 66.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.9% 58.8% 53.5% 63.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,795,360 19,587 D 161,438
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,870,151 68,391 D 287,048
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,408,820 90,738 D 171,086
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 25,177,210 D D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,589,534 236,634 14,698 1,247,882
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,043 $21,066 $2,054 $9,288
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.3 35.7 33.8 40.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $124,831 $51,954 $57,198 $111,108
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $56,231 $26,847 $35,304 $42,126
Persons in poverty, percent
6.0%
16.2%
12.5%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 31,619 287 156 2,374
Total employment, 2019 656,234 3,310 1,609 33,663
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 55,389,346 102,342 74,129 1,479,424
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 3.0% 0.5% -2.4% -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 114,600 805 410 9,954
All firms, 2012 115,917 842 460 8,581
Men-owned firms, 2012 62,967 470 278 4,496
Women-owned firms, 2012 41,905 229 102 3,285
Minority-owned firms, 2012 47,911 146 148 2,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 64,164 640 272 6,066
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,378 139 67 1,355
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 98,963 614 351 6,816
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,766.8 43.4 39.7 479.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 390.97 257.12 182.82 268.96
FIPS Code 51059 51057 51036 51179
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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