Pimmit Hills, Virginia
|Pimmit Hills, Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Location of Pimmit Hills in Fairfax County, Virginia
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||364 ft (111 m)|
|• Density||4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1496083|
Pimmit Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 6,094 at the 2010 census. In practical terms, it is more of a neighborhood within a densely populated urban area than a traditional town.
It is found within the triangle made by the intersection of three highways: Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway), Interstate 66, and State Route 267 (the Dulles Toll Road). Within this triangle, the actual bounds of the neighborhood are Pimmit Run, Leesburg Pike (State Route 7), and Magarity Road. Although Pimmit Hills is politically part of Fairfax County, Pimmit Hills addresses use Falls Church as their mailing address.
The area that is now Pimmit Hills was primarily farm land until the sub-division was built beginning in 1950. The houses in Pimmit Hills were mostly built during the 1950s for World War II and Korean War veterans and their families. Most of the houses were originally built as three bedroom, one bath dwellings of 833 square feet. Their initial price in 1950 was $9,950. George Offutt began construction of the first 500 Pimmit Hills houses in 1950. His Offutt Construction Company completed the first two sections by 1954. Other builders completed sections 3-6, while Offutt built sections 7 & 8 under a diffferent company. The subdivision was fully built out by 1957-58, with 1675 homes on 663 acres. When the homes were first built, many areas were treeless, having been farm fields previously. However, decades later the area is known for its population of large oaks, Tulip trees and other trees.
Current real estate values mirror the rest of northern Virginia, with extreme value appreciation within the last several years. Like most of the rest of northern Virginia, the ethnic mix in the neighborhood is quite varied.
Several attempts have been made by commercial developers to buy up Pimmit properties and convert them to higher-density housing such as condominiums or town houses, but so far these have been resisted by homeowners and the comprehensive redevelopment plans for the Tysons Corner area contemplates the preservation of the neighborhood as a community of single-family homes. Add-ons to the original houses such as second floors, basements, and same-floor expansions are common. The neighborhood is currently seeing many new homes built and on any given block one can find several tear downs and rebuilds. The trend on tear downs is expected to continue, although the vast majority of the homes remain older houses originally built in the mid-1950s with less than 1000 square feet.
Pimmit Hills is located at (38.911644, -77.201321).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the 2010 Census
Population, 2010 6,094
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 -0.90%
Population, 2000 6,152
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.40%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 20.60%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 11.10%
Female persons, percent, 2010 48.90%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 69.50%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 3.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.90%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 15.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.10%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 5.00%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 19.90%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 58.00%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2005-2009 85.70%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009 27.90%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009 38.00%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 91.60%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 53.40%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009 28.4
Housing units, 2010 2,324
Homeownership rate, 2005-2009 76.10%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009 18.00%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009 $489,100
Households, 2005-2009 2,101
Persons per household, 2005-2009 2.75
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 $39,257
Median household income 2005-2009 $93,068
People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2005-2009 5.00%
Business QuickFacts Pimmit Hills CDP
Total number of firms, 2007 759
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 5.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2007 F
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 11.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2007 F
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 14.50%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 41.20%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) NA
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 45,550
Retail sales per capita, 2007 NA
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 3,207
Geography QuickFacts Pimmit Hills CDP
Land area in square miles, 2010 1.48
Persons per square mile, 2010 4,120.40
FIPS Code 62264
Counties Fairfax County
Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools.
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