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Fairfax, Virginia
Official seal of Fairfax, Virginia
Seal
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°51′9″N, 77°18′15″W
Country United States
State Virginia
County Independent City
Founded 1805
Government
 - Mayor Robert Lederer
Area
 - City  6.3 sq mi (16.3 km²)
 - Land  6.3 sq mi (16.3 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation  312 ft (95 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 22,407
 - Density 3,406.9/sq mi (1,315.4/km²)
 - Urban 4,190,000
 - Metro 5,139,549
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.fairfaxva.gov/

Fairfax is an independent city forming an enclave within the confines of Fairfax County, in the U.S. state of Virginia. Although politically independent of the surrounding county, the City of Fairfax is nevertheless its county seatGR6. Image File history File links Seal of the City of Fairfax, Virginia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census puposes. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 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Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


Situated in the Northern Virginia region, Fairfax forms part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines Fairfax (and the city of Falls Church) with Fairfax County for statistical purposes. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ... Falls Church is an independent city located in Virginia. ...


The population was 21,498 at the 2000 census. Many surrounding communities and developments have a Fairfax postal mailing address. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


While the City is an enclave within the County of Fairfax, a small portion of the County (comprising the courthouse complex and a small area nearby) is itself an enclave within the city. [1]

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History

The area the City of Fairfax now encompasses was settled in the early 1700s by farmers from Virginia's Tidewater region. The Fairfax County courthouse was established at the corner of Old Little River Turnpike (now Main Street) and Ox Road (now Chain Bridge Road). The small town in the vicinity of the courthouse was then known as Earp's Corner, and in 1805 was designated the Town of Providence by an act of the Virginia General Assembly (although people continued to informally refer to it as Fairfax Court House). In a celebrated incident in the town in March 1863, Mosby's Confederate Rangers, disguised and with stealth and cunning, awakened in bed and captured an embarrassed Union General Edwin H. Stoughton along with 2 Union Captains, 30 prisoners, and 58 horses without firing a shot. The town was officially renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874, and became an independent city in 1961 (upon which it acquired its current name, the City of Fairfax). In 1904, a trolley line was built connecting Fairfax with Washington, D.C. Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ... The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... Virginia State Highway 236 is an east-west surface route in Northern Virginia, between Virginia State Highway 400 in Alexandria and U.S. Highway 29 in Fairfax. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... map from 1901 showing trolley lines in Arlington The earliest electric railway, or streetcar line, in Northern Virginia opened in 1892. ...


Sites on the National Register of Historic Places

Site Year Built Address Listed
29 Diner (Tastee 29 Diner) 1947 10536 Fairfax Boulevard 1992
Blenheim circa 1855 3610 Old Lee Highway 2001
City of Fairfax Historic District Junction of VA 236 and VA 123 1987
Old Fairfax County Courthouse (now the Juvenile Court) 1800 4000 Chain Bridge Road 1974
Old Fairfax County Jail 1891 10475 Main Street 1981
Fairfax Public School (Old Fairfax Elementary School Annex) 1873 10209 Main Street 1992
Ratcliffe-Logan-Allison House (Earp's Ordinary) 1812 200 East Main Street 1973



The Old Courthouse, and the Old Jail, lie within the county enclave within the City.


Education

Fairfax Court House, Virginia, with Union soldiers in front and on the roof, June 1863.
Fairfax Court House, Virginia, with Union soldiers in front and on the roof, June 1863.

The public schools in the City of Fairfax are owned by the city, but administered by the Fairfax County Public Schools system under contractual agreement with Fairfax County. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1402x1094, 428 KB)Fairfax Court House, Virginia, with Union soldiers in front and on the roof, June 1863. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1402x1094, 428 KB)Fairfax Court House, Virginia, with Union soldiers in front and on the roof, June 1863. ... Location 8115 Gatehouse Road Falls Church, Virginia 22042 Phone Number 571-423-1000 Superintendent Jack D. Dale School Board Chairman Daniel Storck Grades K-12 Website Official Site The Fairfax County Public Schools system (abbreviated FCPS) is a branch of the Fairfax County government which administers public schools in Fairfax...


The schools include Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Daniels Run Elementary School, Robinson Secondary School, and Providence Elementary School. Introduction Fairfax High School is a Fairfax County Public high school located in Fairfax City, Virginia. ... Robinson Secondary School James W. Robinson, Jr. ...


George Mason University, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is located just outside the Fairfax city limits.[2] [3] The city (then town) of Fairfax purchased 150 acres for the university in 1958, though the property remained within the County when the town became a city. In 1966, GMU became a four-year university just outside the city. Along with various administrative offices, the Fairfax campus also contains such facilities as the Center for the Arts complex, the Patriot Center, a 66,000-square-foot Aquatic and Fitness Center, and a 113,900-square-foot Recreation Sports Complex. [4] George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a large public university in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the campus of George Mason University. ...


Headquarters of the Nation Rifle Association (NRA).


Geography

Fairfax is located at 38°51′9″N, 77°18′15″W (38.852612, -77.304377)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.3 km² (6.3 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1970 21,970
1980 20,537
1990 19,622
2000 21,498
2004 22,062

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 21,498 people, 8,035 households, and 5,407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,315.4/km² (3,406.9/mi²). There were 8,204 housing units at an average density of 502.0/km² (1,300.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.91% White, 5.07% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 12.17% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.17% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. 13.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,035 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $67,642, and the median income for a family was $78,921. Males had a median income of $50,348 versus $38,351 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,247. About 2.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born in or have lived in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, including Maryland and northern Virginia. ...

References

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