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Time Zone: Fairfax County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Fairfax County was founded in 1742.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fairfax had a population of 1,037,605 people. This is an increase of 7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 969,749 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fairfax represented 13.7% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's most populous county (out of 134 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,081,726+11.55%+4.25% since 2009
20091,037,605+7%+1.79% since 2008
20081,019,402+5.12%+1.38% since 2007
2000969,749The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fairfax County Census Page for Fairfax County.


Below are some of the communities located in Fairfax County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fairfax County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Herndon   22,58321,6554.29% increase  
Vienna   15,21514,4535.27% increase  
Occoquan   8347599.88% increase  
Clifton   21618516.76% increase  

Websites for Fairfax County

Official Website:   www.co.fairfax.va.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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