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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Fairfax Station is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fairfax Station really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fairfax Station perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Fairfax Station is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fairfax Station, the average commute to work is 36.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fairfax Station. 73.18% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
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.
Fairfax Station also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.50%.
The most common language spoken in Fairfax Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.