Fairfax County

Fairfax County, Virginia

12000 Government Ctr Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: (703) 324-2531
Fax: (703) 324-3956

On the northeastern border of VA, west of Washington, D.C.; organized May 6, 1742 from Prince William County. Parts annexed to Fairfax (independent) city effective December 31, 1991 and January 1, 1994. Name Origin: For Thomas, 6th Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1692-1780), inheritor of the "Fairfax Proprietary," vast estates in northern VA; the colonies' only resident peer

Area (sq mi):: 406.61 (land 395.04; water 11.57) Population per square mile: 2547.90
Population 2005: 1,006,529 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 3.80%; 1990-2000 18.50% Population 2000: 969,749 (White 64.40%; Black or African American 8.60%; Hispanic or Latino 11.00%; Asian 13.00%; Other 8.60%). Foreign born: 24.50%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $36,888; median household $81,050; Population below poverty level: 4.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $50,035-$53,984
Unemployment (2004): 2.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 30.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fairfax County seat (22,062)
  • Herndon (21,666)
  • Vienna (14,850)

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    From an NCLB perspective, Fairfax County conducted 40,000 summative assessments online last year, in compliance with Virginia's requirement that all statewide tests be done online.
    The Fairfax County Public Library in Fairfax, Virginia, has successfully developed a public-private model for fund development using a top managerial committee, known as the Enterprise Group, to integrate fund-development activities into every aspect of the library's operation.

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