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within Fairfax County, Virginia

22030, 22031, 22032, 22033

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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Fairfax is approximately 21,498 (2000), 22565 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,677 (1990), 8347 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fairfax is 15.964 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fairfax is 6.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairfax to Washington DC is 16 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 91 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairfax is positioned 38.85 degrees north of the equator and 77.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fairfax elevation is 447 feet above sea level.
Fairfax median income is $ 67,642 (2000).
The Fairfax median home price is $ 192,100 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 31.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 53.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 55.3 degrees F.


in northeastern Virginia near Washington D.C. Fairfax is an independent city, not associated with any county, though it is located within the Fairfax County area. Nearby communities include Oakton, Mantua, Vienna, Merrifield, Burke, Dunn Loring, Wolf Trap and Annandale.
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History & History Related Items

The courthouse was built early on after the settlement in the 1700's. The little community near the courthouse was called Earp's Corner. In 1805, the named was changed officially to the Town of Providence, though locals still called it Fairfax Court House rather than its formal name of Providence. Finally, in 1874, the town was renamed to its current name of Fairfax.

Fairfax is an independent city located in the Fairfax County area, but not associated with any county.
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The Fairfax Museum & Visitors Center
Phone: 703-385-8414
Toll-free: 800-545-7950
Housed in a 19th century brick school house, see exhibits on the historical eras of northern Virginia. Other places of historical interest are also nearby.
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Fairfax City Government

Fairfax is the county seat of Fairfax County, though it is an independent city, not politically affiliated with any county. Fairfax


The population of Fairfax was:
1990 - 19,622
2000 - 21,498

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