Newington, Virginia

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Newington, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Roadside scene in Newington, 2009
Roadside scene in Newington, 2009
Location of Newington in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Newington in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°44′7″N 77°12′13″W / 38.73528°N 77.20361°W / 38.73528; -77.20361Coordinates: 38°44′7″N 77°12′13″W / 38.73528°N 77.20361°W / 38.73528; -77.20361
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Land 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,943
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (750/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 22122
Area code(s) 703
FIPS code 51-55752[1]
GNIS feature ID 1495074[2]

Newington is a census-designated place (CDP) in affluent, suburban Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 12,943 at the 2010 census. The 2010 census showed a significant decrease after half the population was split off to the newly created Newington Forest CDP.

While the ZIP code for Newington is 22122, this is only for delivery points within the post office itself. Homes and businesses in the CDP have Springfield or Lorton street addresses. The area is poised for a great challenge as the U.S. Army in 2006 announced controversial plans to relocate 16,000 personnel positions to the Fort Belvoir Proving Ground in the next few years as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program, despite already gridlocked traffic and inadequate public transportation services in the neighborhood.


Newington is located at 38°44′7″N 77°12′13″W / 38.73528°N 77.20361°W / 38.73528; -77.20361 (38.735414, -77.203558).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,784 people, 6,710 households, and 5,321 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,977.8 people per square mile (1,150.4/km²). There were 6,793 housing units at an average density of 1,022.5/sq mi (395.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.80% White, 12.83% African American, 0.26% Native American, 11.66% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.66% from other races, and 4.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.98% of the population.

Post office in Newington

There were 6,710 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $112,675, and the median income for a family was $119,001. Males had a median income of $58,203 versus $41,177 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,901. About 1.3% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools in the county.

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Kingstowne Library.[4][5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally cool to cold winters with moderate snowfall. Blizzards and major snowstorms are rare but not nonexistent, while summer thunderstorms are very common. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newington has a "humid subtropical climate", abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]


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