Idylwood, Virginia

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Idylwood, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Idylwood in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Idylwood in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°53′23″N 77°12′21″W / 38.88972°N 77.20583°W / 38.88972; -77.20583Coordinates: 38°53′23″N 77°12′21″W / 38.88972°N 77.20583°W / 38.88972; -77.20583
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,288
 • Density 6,200/sq mi (2,300/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-39448[1]
GNIS feature ID 1495738[2]

Idylwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 17,288 at the 2010 census. It originally developed as an exurban community along the route of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, and then as a residential suburb along Virginia State Route 7. The construction of the Capital Beltway in the 1960s, and I-66 and the Orange Line of the Washington Metrorail system in the 1980s, as well as the concurrent development of nearby Tysons Corner into Washington's leading suburban business district, led to the development of several apartment, townhouse, and small-lot single-family housing complexes, as well as the high-rise Idylwood Towers condominium, in the portion of Idylwood lying to the north of I-66. The area to the south of I-66 remains largely large-lot single-family.


Idylwood is located at 38°53′23″N 77°12′21″W / 38.88972°N 77.20583°W / 38.88972; -77.20583 (38.889722, -77.205920).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 11,982
1990 14,710 22.8%
2000 16,005 8.8%
2010 17,288 8.0%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,005 people, 6,560 households, and 3,831 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,618.0 people per square mile (2,168.3/km²). There were 6,727 housing units at an average density of 2,361.3/sq mi (911.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.69% White, 6.93% African American, 0.32% Native American, 19.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.09% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.38% of the population.

There were 6,560 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 42.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,895, and the median income for a family was $74,103. Males had a median income of $50,107 versus $44,449 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $34,485. About 4.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


The firm USIS has its headquarters in Idylwood.[5][6]


Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools serving Idylwood. George C. Marshall High School is in Idylwood.[7]

In addition Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School of the Falls Church City Public Schools system are physically within Idylwood.[7][8][9]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The George Mason High School Park, operated by The City of Falls Church, is physically within Idylwood.[7][10]


  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Contact Us." USIS. Retrieved on July 1, 2013. "USIS Corporate Headquarters 7799 Leesburg Pike Suite 400 South Falls Church, VA"
  6. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Idylwood CDP, VA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 1, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Idylwood CDP." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  8. ^ "Home." George Mason High School. Retrieved on March 24, 2010. "7124 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043."
  9. ^ "Directions." Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "Map of Parks." City of Falls Church. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.