Falls Church, VA


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Falls Church is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 13,892 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Falls Church is the 62nd largest community in Virginia.

Falls Church home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Falls Church real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Falls Church is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Falls Church is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Falls Church who work in management occupations (20.51%), business and financial occupations (14.01%), and legal occupations (10.06%).

Also of interest is that Falls Church has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Falls Church is also a city of artists. Falls Church has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Falls Church’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Falls Church telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One downside of living in Falls Church, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.74 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 Falls Church is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Falls Church, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Falls Church is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.77% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Falls Church in 2010 was $65,600, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,400 for a family of four.

Falls Church is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Falls Church home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Falls Church residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Falls Church include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

Falls Church also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.17%.

The most common language spoken in Falls Church is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.