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Fairfax County
  • County in Virginia

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Fairfax County is located in Virginia with a population of 1,146,825. Fairfax County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Fairfax County, most residents own their homes. In Fairfax County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairfax County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fairfax County are highly rated.

About

Population
1,146,825

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$594,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,977
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Fairfax County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    53.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    48.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    940.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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