Groveton, Virginia

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This article is about the census-designated place in Fairfax County. For the former village in Prince William County, see Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia.
Groveton, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Houses in Groveton, along US Rte. 1
Houses in Groveton, along US Rte. 1
Location of Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°46′26″N 77°5′16″W / 38.77389°N 77.08778°W / 38.77389; -77.08778Coordinates: 38°46′26″N 77°5′16″W / 38.77389°N 77.08778°W / 38.77389; -77.08778
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 197 ft (60 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,598
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-33584[1]
GNIS feature ID 1493043[2]

Groveton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Nearby CDPs are Mount Vernon, Virginia (south), Belle Haven, Fairfax County, Virginia (east) and Hybla Valley, Virginia (southeast). The population was 14,598 at the 2010 census, down from 21,296 in 2000 due to a reduction in area. Located just south of the city of Alexandria, it encompasses numerous neighborhoods including Groveton, Bucknell Manor and Stoneybrooke and is part of unincorporated Alexandria. Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County's largest park, is located nearby.

Groveton High School, which served the community since 1959, was renamed in the mid-1980s as West Potomac High School, which also serves Fort Hunt.

It covers the largest portion of the northbound Route 1 Corridor commercial area south of Alexandria, including the Beacon Hill Shopping Center and surrounding retail stores all of which run north towards Huntington.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (15.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,296 people, 8,076 households, and 5,297 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,462.2 people per square mile (1,337.0/km²). There were 8,275 housing units at an average density of 1,345.3/sq mi (519.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.65% White, 19.37% African American, 0.31% Native American, 7.75% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.36% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.57% of the population.

There were 8,076 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,150, and the median income for a family was $67,605. Males had a median income of $42,002 versus $38,149 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,697. About 3.7% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools.

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Martha Washington Library in the CDP.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Library Branches." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Groveton CDP, Virginia." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.

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