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 95.41% 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 (21.85%), computer science and math (9.74%), and teaching (9.17%).
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.
Because of many things, Fairfax Station is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairfax Station a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairfax Station has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairfax Station’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Fairfax Station, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.25 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.
Even though Fairfax Station is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Fairfax Station is a pretty powerful place. 72.17% 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 $68,938, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,752 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 (15.62%).
The most common language spoken in Fairfax Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.