Falls Church, VA
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Living in Falls Church


Falls Church is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 14,014 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 96.17% 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 (20.48%), computer science and math (10.14%), and business and financial occupations (10.01%).

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.

One downside of living in Falls Church is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Falls Church, the average commute to work is 30.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small city, Falls Church has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other 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 80.21% 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 $66,104, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,416 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.

In addition, Falls Church has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.46%).

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