Fairfax city, VA

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2019 Population
23,531
1.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.2
0.262% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
9.27%
6.18% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$116,979
4.84% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$560,400
5.08% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
12,705
0.0944% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Fairfax city, VA had a population of 23.5k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $116,979. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Fairfax city, VA declined from 23,865 to 23,531, a −1.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $111,574 to $116,979, a 4.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.2%), White (Hispanic) (11.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.91%). 0% of the households in Fairfax city, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

86.6% of the residents in Fairfax city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Fairfax city, VA was $560,400, and the homeownership rate was 70%. Most people in Fairfax city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfax city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Fairfax city, VA borders Fairfax County, VA.

Diversity

Fairfax city, VA is home to a population of 23.5k people, from which 86.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 28.9% of Fairfax city, VA residents were born outside of the country (6.81k people).

In 2019, there were 3.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Fairfax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.73k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 11
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.04k ± 199
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.73k ± 336
17.2%
Hispanic Population
4.04k people

In 2019, there were 3.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Fairfax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.73k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.2% of the people in Fairfax city, VA are hispanic (4.04k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairfax city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.81k people
28%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.67k people

As of 2019, 28.9% of Fairfax city, VA residents (6.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfax city, VA was 28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Fairfax city, VA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Fairfax city, VA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Fairfax city, VA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

86.6%
2019 Citizenship
85.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 86.6% of Fairfax city, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfax city, VA was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    440 ± 91
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    332 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    305 ± 113

Fairfax city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Fairfax city, VA is $116,979. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Fairfax city, VA was Census Tract 3002 with a value of $132,574, followed by Census Tract 3005 and Census Tract 3004, with respective values of $126,855 and $117,000.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Fairfax city, VA employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Fairfax city, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,183 people), Educational Services (1,557 people), and Public Administration (1,352 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($130,909), Public Administration ($112,159), and Finance & Insurance ($108,618).

Wages

Median Household Income

$116,979
2019 value
± $7,777
4.84%
1 Year Growth
± 9.08%

Households in Fairfax city, VA have a median annual income of $116,979, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $111,574 in 2018, which represents a 4.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfax city, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3002
  2. Census Tract 3005
  3. Census Tract 3004

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfax city, VA was Census Tract 3002 with a value of $132,574, followed by Census Tract 3005 and Census Tract 3004, with respective values of $126,855 and $117,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fairfax city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfax city, VA (2.11k out of 22.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,315 ± 259
  2. Hispanic
    607 ± 202
  3. Asian
    480 ± 151

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfax city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.7k
2019 Value
± 700
−0.0944%
1 Year decline
± 7.71%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairfax city, VA declined at a rate of −0.0944%, from 12.7k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfax city, VA, are Management Occupations (1,768 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,254 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfax city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fairfax city, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,768 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,254 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fairfax city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.31 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.67 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairfax city, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($120,135), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($107,917), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,278).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.7k
2019 Value
± 700
−0.0944%
1 Year decline
± 7.71%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairfax city, VA declined at a rate of −0.0944%, from 12.7k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfax city, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,183 people), Educational Services (1,557 people), and Public Administration (1,352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfax city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Fairfax city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fairfax city, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,183 people), Educational Services (1,557 people), and Public Administration (1,352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fairfax city, VA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.37 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.3 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairfax city, VA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($130,909), Public Administration ($112,159), and Finance & Insurance ($108,618).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Virginia.
$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Fairfax city, VA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 61.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.8%), followed by Other (7.99%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Fairfax city, VA
61.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfax city, VA was $560,400 in 2019, which is 2.33 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $533,300 to $560,400, a 5.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfax city, VA is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Fairfax city, VA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfax city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$560,400
2019 Median
± $14,273
$533,300
2018 Median
± $21,987

In 2019, the median property value in Fairfax city, VA grew to to $560,400 from the previous year's value of $533,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fairfax city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfax city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$116,979
Median Household Income
± $7,777
8.58k
Number of Households
± 532

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.58k households in Fairfax city, VA grew to $116,979 from the previous year's value of $111,574.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fairfax city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfax city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70%
2019 Homeownership
70.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70% of the housing units in Fairfax city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fairfax city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfax city, VA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Fairfax city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Public Transit (8.05%)

In 2019, 70.8% of workers in Fairfax city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfax city, VA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.3% of the population of Fairfax city, VA has health coverage, with 63.7% on employee plans, 3.81% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.66%
Uninsured
63.7%
Employer Coverage
3.81%
Medicaid
9.33%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfax city, VA declined by 4.36% from 8.01% to 7.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairfax city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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