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.
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.
In Fairfax Station, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Fairfax Station has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fairfax Station's cultural character, accounting for 15.50% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fairfax Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.