|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Location of Idylwood in Fairfax County, Virginia
|• Total||2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)|
|• Land||2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||463 ft (141 m)|
|• Density||6,200/sq mi (2,300/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1495738|
Idylwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 17,288 at the 2010 census. It originally developed as an exurban community along the route of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, and then as a residential suburb along Virginia State Route 7. The construction of the Capital Beltway in the 1960s, and I-66 and the Orange Line of the Washington Metrorail system in the 1980s, as well as the concurrent development of nearby Tysons Corner into Washington's leading suburban business district, led to the development of several apartment, townhouse, and small-lot single-family housing complexes, as well as the high-rise Idylwood Towers condominium, in the portion of Idylwood lying to the north of I-66. The area to the south of I-66 remains largely large-lot single-family.
Idylwood got its name from the estate owned by the O'Connoll family, who ran a commercial egg farm operation, specializing in double-yolk eggs. A big market for their eggs was Philadelphia, PA. The egg farm operation had its own siding off of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, so that it could load the boxcars that would transport their eggs to distant markets. The O'Connell family also operated dairy farm operations in Watertown, WS, which was their home base. The O'Connell family was formerly from Dublin, Ireland, having migrated and settled into the Wisconsin area before it became a state. They are related to the Daniel O'Connell family. Sorry, don't have dates for all of this, though Fairfax County land records should provide real estate land records showing when the O'Connell family lived at and owned Idylwood estate -- recalling from memory, having been told by long-deceased family members, I am guessing that the time-frame was in the 1910-1935 era.
Idylwood is located at .(38.889722, -77.205920)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,005 people, 6,560 households, and 3,831 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,618.0 people per square mile (2,168.3/km²). There were 6,727 housing units at an average density of 2,361.3/sq mi (911.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.69% White, 6.93% African American, 0.32% Native American, 19.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.09% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.38% of the population.
There were 6,560 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 42.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,895, and the median income for a family was $74,103. Males had a median income of $50,107 versus $44,449 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $34,485. About 4.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
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