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The Cities and communities of Fairfax County, Virginia *

(independent city), Annandale

Bailey's Crossroads , Belle Haven, Belle View, Broyhill Park, Burke, Butts Corner

Centreville, Chantilly , Chesterbrook, Clifton

Dranesville, Dunn Loring

Fairfax (County Seat and independent city), Falls Church (independent city), Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt , Four Corners, Franconia, Franklin Park

Great Falls, Groveton

Holmes Run Acres, Huntington , Hybla Valley

Idylwood, Indian springs


Kings Park

Lake Barcroft, Langley, Lewinsville, Lincolnia, Lorton

Mantua, McLean, Merrifield , Mount Vernon

Newington, North Springfield


Pender, Pimmit Hills

Ravensworth, Reston, Rose Hill

Seven Corners, Shady Oak, Springfield

Tyler Park, Tysons Corner

Vienna, Virginia Hills

Waynewood, West Springfield, Wolf Trap

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may also contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places. Some of these listed communities may not be official communities, but neighborhoods within a census area. They are listed for your information only.

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Information & Facts about Fairfax County, Virginia


official Fairfax County website
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, Virginia
Phone: 703-324-3185

Fairfax is the County Seat

Fairfax County has an Urban County Executive form of government. There is a nine member Board of Supervisors and a separately elected chairman who is elected at-large.

Clifton, Hearndon and Vienna are the only incorporated cities within the county. Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax are also incorporated cities, but are not affiliated with the county politically, being independent cities.


1742 - about 4,000
1790 - about 12,000
1870 - about 12,000
1930 - about 25,000
1970 - 454,275
1980 - 596,901
1985 - 668,300
1990 - 818,584
1991 - 827,119
1992 - 837,141
1993 - 851,858
1994 - 863,134
1995 - 879,401
1996 - 899,650
1997 - 912,126
1998 - 931,452
1999 - 946,371
2000 - 969, 749
2001 - 984,366
2002 - 1,004,435
2003 - 1,019,000
2004 - 1,033,600

A webpage about different aspects of the local population. Many links on various topics in this subject


Fairfax County is located near the northeastern border of Virginia. It is near Washington, D.C. with many residents working in that area on a daily basis. Neighboring counties include Loudoun County to the west, and Arlington County to the east. Also on the east is the Potomac River and the border between Virginia and Maryland. On the north, the Potomac River and the border with Maryland may again be found.

Find many different types of maps on this webpage


Average Temperature - 54.2 degrees F.

Here is a current weather page for Fairfax County

Other Facts & Figures:

Median family income: $84,683 (2001)
Per capita income: $36,888 (2000)
Median home value: $288,585 (2001)

In 1999, there were 2,722 miles of road, with 48,000 street lights in the county.


Fairfax County was formally created by the Virginia Assembly from the northern part of Prince William County in 1742, but it had been settled since the early 1600's. It included all of what would later become Loudoun County, Arlington County and Alexandria and Falls Church. The county was named for Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax, an English nobleman. The county area was held mostly by the Union Army during the Civil War, though the Battle of Chantilly was fought here with the Union losing ground and retreating towards Washington.

Here is a great history page for the county
History page for the County Courthouse


Total area: 407 square miles
Land area: 395 square miles
Water area: 12 square miles

Latitude: 38.85
Longitude: 77.35


Fairfax Genealogical Society of Fairfax County
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, VA 22116-2290

Fairfax County Gen Web page


Fairfax County Public Library System
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: 703-324-3100


Fairfax County Public Schools
10700 Page Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


This page tells about the employment opportunities here and other related information

Organizations & Groups:

Fairfax County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Phone: 703-790-3329

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350
Vienna, VA 22182-3853
Phone: (703) 749-0400
Fax: (703) 749-9075

Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria (Gum Springs), VA 22306
Phone: (703) 799-1198

Attractions & Other Information:

Fun Facts about Fairfax County

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism
8301 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Phone: (703) 765-1652

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 202-357-2700
See over 200 aircraft and 135 spacecraft, including the Space Shuttle, Enterprise and many others

Look for things to see and do in the area on this page.

Fairfax County Visitor's Center
8180-A Silverbrook Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: 703-550-2450
Toll-free: 800-732-4732

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