The County of Fairfax in Virginia is the most populous in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area with 19.8 percent of the population. It also has 13.1 percent of the population in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington Combined Statistical Area. It has a population of approximately 1,081,726.
Fairfax was the initial county to obtain the statistic of a median household income reaching six figures in the United States. It also has the second-highest United States local jurisdiction median income of $105,416.
According to Zillow’s data collected through June 30, 2016, the median home value was $504,300 with the values having gone up 1.2 percent over the past year.
Fairfax County Public Schools is proud of students from Sandburg Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, and Madison High School who earned gold medals at the 2016 FCCLA national convention in San Diego in July. FCCLA is Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. This national student organization helps young students as they work their way to becoming leaders while addressing family, personal, societal and work issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. FCCLA has engaged over ten million youth since it was founded in 1945.
This is the most visited historic home in America and includes 25 galleries, hands-on exhibits, artifacts, movie theaters, and more. Enjoy your tour of the beautifully- restored mansion, four gardens, and the working farm. Learn about George Washington’s life including his boyhood, wartime service, being an agricultural entrepreneur, and his presidency.
Civil War Sites
Because of its strategic geographical location, Fairfax County was a critical crossroads between the Confederate and Union armies. Therefore, most of the region's most famous and fascinating Civil War sites are in Northern Virginia and within easy driving distance from Fairfax. They include battle and historic sites along with numerous museums.