Oakton, Virginia

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Oakton, Virginia
Street in urban Oakton
Street in urban Oakton
Location of Oakton in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Oakton in Fairfax County, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia is located in Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia is located in the United States
Oakton, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°52′59″N 77°17′24″W / 38.88306°N 77.29000°W / 38.88306; -77.29000Coordinates: 38°52′59″N 77°17′24″W / 38.88306°N 77.29000°W / 38.88306; -77.29000
CountryUnited States
 • Total9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)
 • Land9.8 sq mi (25.3 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
413 ft (126 m)
 • Total36,732
 • Density3,503/sq mi (1,352.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)703, 571
FIPS code51-58472[1]
GNIS feature ID1471790[2]

Oakton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 36,732 at the 2020 census.[3] Located in Northern Virginia, its center is 16 miles (26 km) west of Washington, D.C.


Oakton is located in central Fairfax County at 38°52′59″N 77°17′24″W / 38.88306°N 77.29000°W / 38.88306; -77.29000 (38.883050, −77.289900).[4] The area is traversed by Interstate 66 and Virginia State Route 123.

The CDP is bordered to the south by the city of Fairfax, to the west by Fair Oaks, to the northwest by Difficult Run, to the north by the Wolf Trap CDP, to the east by the town of Vienna, and to the southeast by Merrifield.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.38%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 29,348 people, 11,118 households, and 7,649 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,024.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,167.6/km2). There were 11,392 housing units at an average density of 1,173.9 per square mile (453.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.46% White, 5.79% African American, 0.20% Native American, 13.83% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.65% of the population.

There were 11,118 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% 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 3.08.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

According to a 2010 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $167,512, and the median income for a family was $188,308. Males had a median income of $111,856 versus $73,254 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $65,934. About 3.9% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population
Census Pop.
* U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people[edit]

Alan S. Thompson, retired vice admiral and former director of the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Fairfax County Public Schools operates the public schools. There are two public schools located in Oakton: Oakton Elementary School and Waples Mill Elementary School. Flint Hill School, a private school, is located in Oakton. The Northern Virginia Friends School,[6] and the Montessori School of Oakton are also in the CDP. Students may also attend Flint Hill Elementary School, Luther Jackson Middle School or Henry David Thoreau Middle School in Vienna. Local high schools are Oakton High School and James Madison High School. Both schools have Vienna mailing addresses.

Public libraries[edit]

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Oakton Library in the CDP.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Oakton CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 14, 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Historical Marker Database.
  6. ^ [\|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110902011552/http://www.dominionschool.com/ |archivedate=2011-09-02 |df= }} Home Page
  7. ^ "Library Branches Archived 2009-09-30 at the Wayback Machine." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  8. ^ "Oakton CDP, Virginia[permanent dead link]." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  • Evans, D'Anne A. (1991). The Story of Oakton, Virginia: 1758–1990.