A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Fairfax ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Fairfax has a population of 23,294 people<1> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Fairfax.
The city of Fairfax is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Fairfax lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Fairfax: (703) & (571)<3>
The ZIP code for Fairfax: 22030<4>
Websites for Fairfax ...
Official Website: www.fairfaxva.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.fccc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairfax had an population of 23,294 people. This is an increase of 3.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.35% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfax had a population of 22,565 people.
The population of Fairfax represents 0.28% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 22,565 people, the population of Fairfax increased 4.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,498 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fairfax.
Communities Also Named Fairfax ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Fairfax - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fairfax.
Communities near Fairfax ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fairfax.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairfax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairfax.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairfax. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairfax.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfax. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fairfax.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairfax ...
Looking for more information about Fairfax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Fairfax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairfax.
Adding Fairfax to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fairfax in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fairfax was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Fairfax on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fairfax on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Fairfax: www.fairfaxva.gov/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022