Fairfax Station, Virginia

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Fairfax Station
Census-designated place (CDP)
Fairfax Station is located in Virginia
Fairfax Station
Fairfax Station
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°48′9″N 77°19′31″W / 38.80250°N 77.32528°W / 38.80250; -77.32528Coordinates: 38°48′9″N 77°19′31″W / 38.80250°N 77.32528°W / 38.80250; -77.32528
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,030
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22039

Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, ZIP code 22039.[1] The population as of the 2010 Census was 12,030.[2] As a suburb of Washington, DC, it is a bedroom community for many who work in the federal government.


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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


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.[3] In 2004, the adjusted gross income per household was $158,241 annually, and the median house price was about $700,000 (Q1 of 2009).[3]


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.[4] 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.

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  1. ^ "USPS.com® - ZIP Code™ Lookup". usps.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  3. ^ a b "22039 Zip Code (Fairfax Station, Virginia) Profile - homes, apartments, schools, population, income, averages, housing, demographics, location, statistics, sex offenders, residents and real estate info". city-data.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Clara Barton National Historic Site, Women's History Month 2002 -- A National Register of Historic Places Feature". nps.gov. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "From Fairfax Schools to the International Space Station - an astronaut realizes his dreams". Washington Post. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Keith Meurlin Retires from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority". Retrieved July 22, 2015. 

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