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 95.88% 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 (18.02%), computer science and math (10.52%), and business and financial occupations (10.02%).
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: 8.12% 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.
Because of many things, Fairfax Station is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairfax Station a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairfax Station has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairfax Station’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Fairfax Station is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fairfax Station, the average commute to work is 35.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Fairfax Station is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train 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 Fairfax Station, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fairfax Station is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.84% 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 Fairfax Station in 2018 was $73,346, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $293,384 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, German, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fairfax Station's cultural character, accounting for 18.17% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fairfax Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.