Wolf Trap, Virginia

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Wolf Trap, Virginia
Houses near the Barns at Wolf Trap
Houses near the Barns at Wolf Trap
Location of Wolf Trap in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Wolf Trap in Fairfax County, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Location of Wolf Trap in Fairfax County, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia is located in Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia (Virginia)
Wolf Trap, Virginia is located in the United States
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°56′1″N 77°16′35″W / 38.93361°N 77.27639°W / 38.93361; -77.27639Coordinates: 38°56′1″N 77°16′35″W / 38.93361°N 77.27639°W / 38.93361; -77.27639
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyFairfax
Area
 • Total9.8 sq mi (25.5 km2)
 • Land9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
285 ft (87 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total16,131
 • Density1,646/sq mi (635.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code51-87240[1]
GNIS feature ID1867602[2]

Wolf Trap is an affluent census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 16,131 at the 2010 census.[3] Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is located in the CDP.

Geography[edit]

Wolf Trap is located in northern Fairfax County at 38°56′1″N 77°16′35″W / 38.93361°N 77.27639°W / 38.93361; -77.27639 (38.933477, −77.276510).[4] It is bordered by McLean to the northeast, Tysons Corner to the southeast, Vienna to the south, Oakton to the southwest, Reston to the west, and the community of Great Falls to the north. The Dulles Toll Road crosses the center of the CDP, with access from Exits 15 (Wolftrap Park) and 16 (Virginia State Route 7). The Toll Road leads west 11 miles (18 km) to Washington Dulles International Airport; downtown Washington, D.C. is 16 miles (26 km) to the east via the Toll Road and Interstate 66. Virginia Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) forms the northern border of the CDP; the highway leads northwest 20 miles (32 km) to Leesburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Wolf Trap CDP has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.5 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.54%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19809,875
199013,13333.0%
200014,0016.6%
201016,13115.2%
source:[5]

As of 2019, Census reports that the population density was 1,512.3 people per square mile (583.8/km²). There were 4,606 housing units at an average density of 497.5/sq mi (192.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79% White, 2% African American, 0% Native American, 14% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 5,462 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.1% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.6% were non-families. 6.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.19.

Census also reports that the 2019 median income for a household in the Wolf Trap CDP was $222,908 (based on 2014-2018 data).

Culture[edit]

Wolf Trap is named as the location for FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy)'s home in NBC's 2013 TV series Hannibal, although the actual filmed location of the house is in the hamlet of Whitevale, Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wolf Trap CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 17, 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.