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Fairfax County, VA&

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0.31% decline
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2.22% growth
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1.14% decline
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1.52% growth


The economy of Fairfax County, VA employs 606,237 people. The economy of Fairfax County, VA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Public Admin.; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.82; 2.4; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fairfax County, VA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (130,024), Public Admin. (65,724), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (59,244), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($119,511), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($95,057), and Utilities ($90,127).

Median household income in Fairfax County, VA is $115,717. Males in Fairfax County, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,547. The income inequality of Fairfax County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fairfax County, VA. In Fairfax County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,799. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Fairfax County, VA is home to a population of 1.14M people, from which 85.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfax County, VA is composed of 583,510 White residents (51.2%), 216,144 Asian residents (19%), 183,373 Hispanic residents (16.1%), 107,718 Black residents (9.5%), and 41,534 Two+ residents (3.65%). The most common foreign languages in Fairfax County, VA are Spanish (138,873 speakers), Korean (34,895 speakers), and Vietnamese (26,299 speakers), but compared to other places, Fairfax County, VA has a relative high number of Urdu (14,643 speakers), Persian (13,863 speakers), and Korean (34,895 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fairfax County, VA awarded 19,853 degrees. The student population of Fairfax County, VA is skewed towards females, with 8,370 male students and 11,483 female students. Most students in Fairfax County, VA are White (8,034 and 40.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,071 and 15.5%), Asian (3,051 and 15.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,977 and 15%). The largest universities in Fairfax County, VA by number of graduates are George Mason University (8,928 and 45%), Northern Virginia Community College (7,528 and 37.9%), and Medtech Institute (1,028 and 5.18%). The most popular majors in Fairfax County, VA are General Studies (1,476 and 7.43%), General Business Administration & Management (1,039 and 5.23%), and General Social Sciences (663 and 3.34%). The median tuition costs in Fairfax County, VA are $9,408 for private four year colleges, and $8,204 and $29,486 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fairfax County, VA is $553,200, which is 2.7 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $544,900 to $553,200, a 1.52% increase. The homeownership rate of Fairfax County, VA is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Fairfax County, VA have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairfax County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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