Fairfax Station, Virginia
|Fairfax Station, Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Road in Burke Lake Park
|• Total||9.8 sq mi (25 km2)|
|• Land||9.1 sq mi (24 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2)|
|• Density||1,228/sq mi (474/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The 2010 Census cites 12,030 residents. Fairfax Station is an affluent community in Northern Virginia. Its center is located 20 miles (31 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. Although rural communities – densities between 200 and 500/per square mile (77 to 193/per square kilometer) – persist in the northern, southern, and western regions, around St. Mary's Church, Fountainhead Regional Park, and Clifton, Virginia, respectively, neighborhoods – densities between 1,600 and 2,200/per square mile (584 to 849/per square kilometer) – are located in the center and eastern portions, near Burke Lake Park and Burke, Virginia, respectively.
The average lifestyle for residents of Fairfax Station rates above those of the national index in categories including but not limited to: total household expenditure, insurance, clothing, education, entertainment, food, health care, personal care, tobacco, transportation, utilities, and gifts. The factors that are below average when compared to the national (lowest in the state for many of them): Crime Rate, Personal Crime Risk, murder risk, rape risk, larceny risk, and automotive theft risk.
In the 2000 census, Fairfax Station (i.e. the Zip Code Tabulation Area for 22039) had a population of 18,471. In 2007, the estimate was 20,124. The community is 83.5% white, 3.7% African-American, 9.6% Asian-American, 0.2% Native American and 0.04% Native Hawaiian. 2.96% of the population was of two or more races. In 2004, the adjusted gross income per household was $158,241 annually, and the median house price was about $700,000 (Q1 of 2009).
The education system in Fairfax County is among the top public school counties in the country. The children of Fairfax Station go to 6 elementary schools; William Halley Elementary for the southern part of Fairfax Station and Silverbrook Elementary for the northern part. They can also attend Fairview Elementary, Oak View Elementary, Bonnie Brae Elementary or Sangster Elementary. After 6th grade, the last year in all of the elementary schools, the students of Fairfax Station go to South County Middle School, South County High School, Robinson Secondary School, Robert Frost Middle School (feeder school for W.T. Woodson High School), or Lake Braddock Secondary School.
Many of these residents use their own transportation to commute. Fairfax Station encompasses large areas of green forest in which many of deer and fox reside. Local roads include Virginia State Route 123, or Ox Road and Fairfax County Parkway. Some commuters also opt to ride the nearby Virginia Railway Express.
Fairfax Station was originally a railroad station, with proximity to Fairfax, the county seat. Clara Barton tended to Union and Confederate troops in Fairfax Station. A small skirmish was fought at Brimstone Hill near Fairfax Station during the American Civil War; during the War, near Fairfax Station Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart telegraphed President Lincoln complaining of the poor quality of the Federal mules he had stolen.
- Chris Donovan, professional hockey player for the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies
- Bob Hall, incoming Republican member of the Texas State Senate, former resident of Fairfax Station
- John Jackson, Blues singer and guitarist
- David Lereah, author and businessman
- Doug Limerick, radio personality
- Kjell Lindgren, astronaut 
- Bob McEwen, former member of the United States House of Representatives
- Keith Meurlin, former manager of Dulles International Airport 
- Alex Riley, professional wrestler
- Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, author and United States Air Force veteran
- William Lloyd Scott, former United States Senator
- Steve Scully, senior executive producer and political editor for C-SPAN
- Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
- Peter Sawyer, artist, work featured in Smithsonian and Natural History Museum
- Rebiya Kadeer, Political Activist
- Anthony Onianwah, CEO of Apex Petroleum
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