Franklin Farm, Virginia

Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°24′05″W / 38.90694°N 77.40139°W / 38.90694; -77.40139
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Franklin Farm, Virginia
Sign at the west entrance to Franklin Farm planned community
Sign at the west entrance to Franklin Farm planned community
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Location within Fairfax county
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia (Virginia)
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in the United States
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°24′05″W / 38.90694°N 77.40139°W / 38.90694; -77.40139
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.78 sq mi (12.38 km2)
 • Land4.75 sq mi (12.31 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation374 ft (114 m)
 • Total19,189
 • Density4,039.8/sq mi (1,558.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code51-29628
GNIS feature ID2584848[1]

Franklin Farm refers to both a census-designated place (CDP) and a planned community located within the Oak Hill section of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C., located about 20 miles west of the White House. At the 2020 census it had a population of 19,189.[2]

The planned community of Franklin Farm is located within the CDP. Covering slightly less than 30 percent of the CDP, the planned community occupies 1.32 square miles (850 acres) and contains 1,777 housing units. It was established in 1980 and features 13 miles of trails, 6 fishing ponds, 6 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, 14 tot lots, 3 multipurpose courts, 1 sand volleyball court, and 180 acres of open space. The Fairfax County Parkway bisects the community. The Franklin Farm Foundation is the homeowner association with jurisdiction over the planned community.[3]

As an unincorporated area, Franklin Farm's CDP boundaries are not officially defined by either a municipal government or by the government of Fairfax County, though the Franklin Farm Foundation does have specific boundaries.


The namesake farm was purchased by airline pilot James Franklin in 1936, from a $10,000 sweepstakes winning. The farm expanded from 100 to 827 acres by 1979, before it was sold for development. The Franklin Farm community eventually included 1,777 homes in 27 neighborhoods.[4]


2020 census[edit]

At the 2020 census (some information from the 2022 American Community Survey) there were 19,189 people, 6,221 housing units and 6,438 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,039.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,558.8/km2). The average housing unit density was 1,309.7 per square mile (505.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.00% White, 2.99% African American, 0.14% Native American, 24.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 8.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 6.70% of the population.[2]

Of the households, 2.7% were non-family households, 78.2% were married couple families, 7.0% were a male family householder with no spouse, and 12.1% were a female family householder with no spouse. The average family household had 3.28 people.[2]

The median age was 42.3, 25.5% of people were under the age of 18, and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The largest ancestry is the 15.3% who had English ancestry, 23.7% spoke a language other than English at home, and 20.5% were born outside the United States, 73.2% of whom were naturalized citizens.[2]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $209,442, and the median income for a family was $221,381. 7.9% of the population were military veterans, and 77.4% had a batchelor's degree or higher. In the CDP 2.1% of the population was below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under the age of 18 and 0.7% of those aged 65 or over, with 2.5% of the population without health insurance.[2]

2010 census[edit]

The Franklin Farm CDP, which was named for the older planned community contained within, had a population of 19,288 as of the 2010 census.[5] The population was divided among 6,197 housing units, which were spread across 4.78 square miles (3,059 acres) of land.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Franklin Farm Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Franklin Farm CDP, Virginia". Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  3. ^ [1] Franklin Farm web site
  4. ^ Franklin Farm began with a lucky lotto ticket, Washington Post, May 26, 2017, Retrieved June 26, 2021
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Franklin Farm CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 5, 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Franklin Farm CDP, VA". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 16, 2016.

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