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Profile Details: Fairfax County, VA

Fairfax County Quick Facts

  • Population: 1116897
  • County Seat: Fairfax<sup>1</sup>
  • Median Household Income: $81,050
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Top Employers

  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • United States government
  • Fairfax County
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Inova Health System
  • SAIC
  • George Mason University
  • Freddie Mac
  • Northrop Grumman



Several major highways run through Fairfax County, including the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495), Interstate 66, Interstate 95, and Interstate 395. The American Legion Bridge connects Fairfax to Montgomery County, Maryland. The George Washington Memorial Parkway, Dulles Toll Road, and Fairfax County Parkway are also major arteries. Other notable roads include Braddock Road, Old Keene Mill Road, Little River Turnpike, State Routes 7, 28, and 123, and US Routes 1, 29, and 50.

The county is in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the nation's third most congested area.

Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, is the third worst congested traffic area in the nation, in terms of percentage of congested roadways and time spent in traffic. Of the lane miles in the region, 44 percent are rated "F" or worst for congestion. Northern Virginia residents spend an average of 46 hours a year stuck in traffic.

Major highways

  • Interstate 66
  • Interstate 95
  • Interstate 395
  • Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway)
  • U.S. Route 1
  • U.S. Route 29
  • U.S. Route 50
  • State Route 7
  • State Route 28
  • State Route 123
  • State Route 193
  • State Route 236
  • State Route 237
  • State Route 243
  • State Route 267 (Dulles Toll Road)
  • State Route 286 and State Route 289 (Fairfax and Franconia-Springfield Parkways)
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway


Washington Dulles International Airport lies partly within Fairfax County and provides most air service to the county. Fairfax is also served by two other airports in the Washington area, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Manassas Regional Airport, in neighboring Prince William County, is also used for regional cargo and private jet service.

Public transportation

Fairfax County has multiple public transportation services, including the Washington Metro's Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Silver lines. The Silver line, which runs through the Tysons Corner and Reston areas of the county, opened in 2014 as the first new Washington Metro line since the Green Line opened in 1991.

In addition, the VRE (Virginia Railway Express) provides commuter rail service to Union Station in Washington, D.C. with stations in Fairfax County. The VRE's Fairfax County stations are Lorton and Franconia/Springfield on the Fredericksburg line, and Burke Centre, Rolling Road, and Backlick Road on the Manassas line.

Fairfax County contracts its bus service called the Fairfax Connector to Veolia Transportation. The county also is served by WMATA's Metrobus service.

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