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 95.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Falls Church is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Falls Church who work in management occupations (19.45%), business and financial occupations (11.07%), and computer science and math (8.94%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.25 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.

In Falls Church, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Falls Church is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Falls Church. 75.09% 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 Falls Church in 2010 was $59,861, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,444 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, Italian, and Scottish.

Falls Church also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.88%.

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