Falls Church is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 14,617 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 96.40% 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 (17.18%), business and financial occupations (14.00%), and computer science and math (11.07%).
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 8.67% 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Falls Church, the average commute to work is 31.24 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Falls Church is a pretty powerful place. 77.56% of the adults in Falls Church 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 Falls Church in 2018 was $72,325, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $289,300 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. Falls Church also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Falls Church include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Falls Church's cultural character, accounting for 19.20% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Falls Church is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.