Oakton, Virginia

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Oakton, Virginia
Census-designated place
Street in urban Oakton
Street in urban Oakton
Location of Oakton in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Oakton in Fairfax County, 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
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Land 9.7 sq mi (25 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 34,166
 • Density 3,417/sq mi (1,319/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22124
Area code(s) 703, 571
FIPS code 51-58472[1]
GNIS feature ID 1471790[2]

Oakton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The 2010 Census cites 34,166 residents. Oakton is an affluent community in Northern Virginia. Its center is 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Washington, D.C.


Oakton is located at 38°52′59″N 77°17′24″W / 38.88306°N 77.29000°W / 38.88306; -77.29000 (38.883050, -77.289900).[3] The area is traversed by I-66 and Virginia State Route 123.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a landmass of 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²).


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 people per square mile (1,168.2/km²). There were 11,392 housing units at an average density of 1,173.9/sq mi (453.5/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.
1990 24,610
2000 29,348 19.3%
2010 34,166 16.4%
* U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people[edit]


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, Dominion Christian School [4] and The Montessori School of Oakton are also in Oakton. 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, VA mailing addresses because they are serviced by the Vienna Post Office.

Public libraries[edit]

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Oakton Library in the CDP.[5][6]


  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. ^ http://www.dominionschool.com/ Home Page
  5. ^ "Library Branches." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  6. ^ "Oakton CDP, Virginia." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
  • Evans, D'Anne A. (1991). The Story of Oakton, Virginia: 1758–1990.