Pimmit Hills, Virginia

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Pimmit Hills, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Pimmit Hills in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Pimmit Hills in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°54′42″N 77°12′5″W / 38.91167°N 77.20139°W / 38.91167; -77.20139Coordinates: 38°54′42″N 77°12′5″W / 38.91167°N 77.20139°W / 38.91167; -77.20139
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,094
 • Density 4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-62264[1]
GNIS feature ID 1496083[2]

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.

History[edit]

The area that is now Pimmit Hills was primarily farm land until the sub-division was built beginning in 1950.[3] 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.[3] The houses are mostly single-family detached dwellings, with an average property size of 1/4 acre (1,000 m²). When the houses were first built, all trees in the area were removed. However, 50 years 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. 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 25% are tear down and rebuilds. The trend on tear downs is expected to continue until the majority of the homes are new construction.

Geography[edit]

Pimmit Hills is located at 38°54′42″N 77°12′5″W / 38.91167°N 77.20139°W / 38.91167; -77.20139 (38.911644, -77.201321).[4]

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.

Popular culture[edit]

The trailer park in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl is named "Pimmit Hills Trailer Park" after the neighborhood. The series creator, Greg Garcia, lived in Pimmit Hills for a time as a child.[5]

Demographics[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools.

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library in the Pimmit Hills CDP, serving Pimmit Hills and Tysons Corner.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.pimmithills.org/ph-story
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Comedy Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry," New York Times, October 9, 2005
  6. ^ "Library Branches." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "Pimmit Hills CDP, Virginia." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.

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