Fairfax Station is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 12,649 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fairfax Station is the 65th largest community in Virginia.
Fairfax Station home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Fairfax Station real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Fairfax Station is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairfax Station is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfax Station who work in management occupations (20.31%), computer science and math (10.52%), and business and financial occupations (8.65%).
Also of interest is that Fairfax Station has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Fairfax Station is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fairfax Station’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Fairfax Station, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Fairfax Station, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Fairfax Station is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Fairfax Station is a pretty powerful place. 73.18% of the adults in Fairfax Station have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Fairfax Station in 2010 was $66,323, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,292 for a family of four.
Fairfax Station is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fairfax Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfax Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairfax Station include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Fairfax Station has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.50%).
The most common language spoken in Fairfax Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.