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Welcome to Fairfax ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairfax has a population of 24,019 people<1> (see below for details).

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

Telephone 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 24,019 people. This is an increase of 6.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.73% 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 total 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.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Fairfax
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<6>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Fairfax
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<6>
  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fairfax
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Manassas [Manassas City]
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      • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<6>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
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      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Fairfax
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<6>
    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
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      • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<6>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Fairfax
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<6>
    • Mount Rainier [Prince George's County]
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      • Mount Rainier [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Fairfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,093 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Rainier<6>

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairfax: www.fairfaxva.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairfax.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fairfax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairfax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfax) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfax. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8460, Longitude: -77.3053    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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