Newington Forest, Virginia

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Newington Forest, Virginia
Census-designated place
Newington Forest is located in Northern Virginia
Newington Forest
Newington Forest
Newington Forest is located in Virginia
Newington Forest
Newington Forest
Newington Forest is located in the US
Newington Forest
Newington Forest
Location within Fairfax county
Coordinates: 38°44′21″N 77°14′25″W / 38.73917°N 77.24028°W / 38.73917; -77.24028Coordinates: 38°44′21″N 77°14′25″W / 38.73917°N 77.24028°W / 38.73917; -77.24028
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 290 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,442
 • Density 3,754/sq mi (1,449.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22079, 22153
FIPS code 51-55758
GNIS feature ID 2584893

Newington Forest is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 12,442.[1] It is part of the Washington metropolitan area. It includes the Newington Forest subdivision and several nearby neighborhoods of southern Springfield and northern Lorton.

Geography[edit]

Newington Forest is located in southern Fairfax County. Its borders are Silver Brook and Rocky Branch to the south, Pohick Creek to the east, the Fairfax County Parkway (State Route 286) to the north, Hooes Road to the west, and Silverbrook Road to the southwest. Neighboring communities are Burke to the north, West Springfield at the northeast corner of Newington Forest, Newington to the east, Laurel Hill to the south, and Crosspointe and South Run to the west. Pohick Road runs through the center of the CDP. Downtown Washington, D.C. is 19 miles (31 km) to the northeast, and the city of Fairfax is 10 miles (16 km) to the northwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Newington Forest CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.36%, is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Newington Forest CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 14, 2016.