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Fairfax Virginia Real Estate and Demographics

Fairfax Virginia History and General Information

On January 14th, 1805 Fairfax, then known as the Town of Providence,
was founded. In 2005 residents will be celebrated all
year long for the 200th birthday. Fairfax is a town of much history.
In 1874 the name was changed to the Town of Fairfax and
later updated in 1961 to the City of Fairfax.

Fairfax Virginia is now home to more then 23,000 residents over 6.3
Square miles situated in the heart of Virginia roughly 12 miles west
of Washington DC

Fairfax Virginia’s oldest building, Historic Fairfax Elementary
was built in 1873, at what was then a large sum of $2,750. This, the
oldest two-story brick school house served as the main school in Fairfax
until 1912 when a new facility was opened, and is listed in the National
Historic Places Registry as a Virginia Landmark.

Fairfax Virginia News Papers

Local Newspapers in and around Fairfax Virginia include the Washington
Post, Washington Times, Fairfax Journal, Fairfax Connection, Fairfax
Times and the Fairfax City Observer

Fairfax Virginia Transit System

The CUE bus in Fairfax travels throughout the city between George
Mason University and the Vienna Fairfax – GMU Metro Station. For
GMU students, staff and faculty fares are free for CUE rides. There
are also other bus lines running through the city including the Fairfax
Connector and the Metro Bus.

Fairfax Virginia Demographics

Population (2013): 23,973
Male Residents (2013): 11,764 (49.1%)
Female Residents (2013): 12,209 (50.9%)
Size (2013): 6.3 Square Miles
Density (2000): 3805 Per Square Mile
Households (2013): 9220
Median Household Income (2012): $95,628
Tax Rate (2015): $1.09 per $100

Schools in Fairfax Virginia

As of the year 2000, there were 2,655 students enrolled in the public
school system of Fairfax. In 2004 the city of Fairfax consisted of 4
schools, Daniels Run and Providence Elementary, Lanier Middle School,
and Fairfax High School. For more information on the public school system
in Fairfax Virginia, visit http://www.fcps.edu/

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