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Fairfax County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1742
Seat Fairfax
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

407 sq mi (1,053 km²)
395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
12 sq mi (30 km²), 2.85%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

1,041,200
2636/sq mi (1018/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Named for: Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. As of 2005, the estimated population of the county is 1,041,200;[1] making it by far the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the largest in the United States. It is the most populous jurisdiction in the Greater Washington Area, surpassing the population of Washington, D.C. by about 450,000 residents, and Baltimore by 350,000 residents. It has the second highest median household income ($94,610) in the United States, behind its neighbor Loudoun County.[2] Fairfax County straddles the Capital Beltway. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born in 1692 at Leeds Castle in Kent, England and died at his seat at Greenway Court near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia on December 12, 1781. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Loudoun County, Virginia is part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. ... The Capital Beltway (in green) The Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) is an expressway-class interstate highway which circles the Washington, DC area. ...

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History

Fairfax County was formed in 1742 from the northern part of Prince William County. It was named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1693-1781), proprietor of the Northern Neck. Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born in 1692 at Leeds Castle in Kent, England and died at his seat at Greenway Court near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia on December 12, 1781. ... The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, USA. This peninsula is bounded by the Potomac River on the north and the Rappahannock River on the south. ...


The oldest settlements in Fairfax County were located along the Potomac River. George Washington settled in Fairfax County and built his home, Mount Vernon facing the river. Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason is located nearby. Modern Fort Belvoir is partly located on the estate of Belvoir Manor, built along the Potomac by William Fairfax in 1741. Thomas Sixth Lord Fairfax, the only member of the British nobility ever to reside in the colonies, lived at Belvoir before he moved to the Shenandoah Valley. The Belvoir mansion and several of its outbuildings were destroyed by fire immediately after the Revolutionary War in 1783, and George Washington noted the plantation complex gradually deteriorated into ruins.[1] The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Back of the main house. ... Gunston Hall is an 18th century Georgian mansion and was the home of George Mason, a Virginia politician and participant in the Constitutional Convention. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1757, the northwestern two-thirds of Fairfax County became Loudoun County. In 1789 part of Fairfax County was ceded to the federal government to form Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. Alexandria County was returned to Virginia in 1846, reduced in size by the secession of the independent city of Alexandria in 1870, and renamed Arlington County in 1920. The Fairfax County town of Falls Church became an independent city in 1948. The Fairfax County town of Fairfax became an independent city in 1961. 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Alexandria County was part of the original 10-mile square created as the District of Columbia in 1791 pursuant to Article I, Section 17, of the United States Constitution. ... ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ...


Located near Washington, D.C., Fairfax County was an important region in the Civil War. The Battle of Chantilly or Ox Hill, during the same campaign as the second Battle of Bull Run, was fought within the county; Bull Run straddles the border between Fairfax and Prince William County. For most of the Civil War, Union troops occupied the county, though the population remained sympathetic to the Confederacy. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Battle of Chantilly or Ox Hill took place on September 1, 1862, in Fairfax County, Virginia, as the concluding battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John Pope Robert E. Lee James Longstreet Stonewall Jackson Strength 63,000 54,000 Casualties 1,747 killed 8,452 wounded 4,263 captured/missing 1,553 killed 7,812 wounded 109 captured/missing For other uses, see Bull Run... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion...


The growth of the Federal Government in the years during and after World War II spurred rapid growth in the county. As a result, the once rural county began to become increasingly suburban. Other large businesses continued to settle in Fairfax County and the opening of Tysons Corner Center spurred the rise of Tysons Corner itself. The technology boom and a steady government-driven economy also created rapid growth and an increasingly growing and diverse population. The economy has also made Fairfax County one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. [[ Tysons Corner Center, located in Tysons Corner, Virginia (part of Fairfax County, near McLean), opened to the public in 1968, becoming one of the first fully enclosed, climate-controlled shopping centers in the greater Washington area. ... Tysons Corner is an unincorporated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., and adjacent to McLean, Virginia. ...


Geography

Fairfax County is bounded on the north and southeast by the Potomac River; across the river to the northeast is Washington, DC, across the river to the north is Montgomery County, Maryland, across the river to the southeast are Prince George's County, Maryland and Charles County, Maryland; it is also partially bounded on the north and east by Arlington County and the independent cities of Alexandria and Falls Church; it is bound on the west by Loudoun County; and on the south by Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Image File history File links Summary Cropped version to eliminate duplicative portions (modified by User:RussBlau from public domain image uploaded by User:Rfc1394) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is the wealthiest majority African-American county in the nation. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... Manassas Park is a city in Virginia. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,053 km² (407 mi²). 1,023 km² (395 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (12 mi²) of it (2.85%) is water. 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. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links I-66. ... Interstate 66 (abbreviated I-66) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Image File history File links I-395. ... Interstate 395 (abbreviated I-395) in Virginia is a 13 mile (21 km) long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in Springfield, Virginia and ends in downtown Washington, District of Columbia. ... Image File history File links I-495. ... The Capital Beltway (in green) Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is a freeway-class interstate highway which circles Washington, D.C. and its inner suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... Image File history File links US_50. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Image File history File links Virginia_7. ... Virginia State Highway 7 (also known simply as Route 7) is a major surface highway and busy commuter route in Northern Virginia. ... Image File history File links Virginia_28. ... State Route 28 is a state highway that traverses the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Virginia_123. ... State Route 123 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, forming an arc through the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as the independent city of Fairfax. ... Image File history File links Virginia_193. ... State Route 193, also known as Old Georgetown Pike, is a primary state highway in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Image File history File links Virginia_236. ... State Route 236, also known as Little River Turnpike, is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Route 237 is a primary state highway in Northern Virginia, United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Route 243 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Virginia_267. ... State Route 267 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...

Asbestos

Eleven square miles of the county are known to be underlain with natural asbestos.[3] Much of the asbestos is known to emanate from fibrous tremolite or actinolite. Approximately 20 years ago, when the threat was discovered, the county established laws to monitor air quality at construction sites, control soil taken from affected areas, and require freshly developed sites to lay 6 inches of clean, stable material over the ground.[4] For instance, during the construction of Centreville High School a large amount of asbestos-laded soil was removed and then trucked to Vienna for the contruction of the I-66/Nutley Street interchange. Fill dirt then had to be trucked in to make the site level. It has been suggested that Asbestos fibers be merged into this article or section. ... A sample of tremolite Tremolite is a member of the amphibole group of silicate minerals with composition: Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2. ... Well-cleaved, dark, fine-grained chlorite-actinolite metadiabase intrudes light granitic gneiss Actinolite is an inosilicate mineral with the chemical formula Ca2(MgFe)5Si8O22(OH)2 // Mineralogy Actinolite is an intermediate member in a series between tremolite (Mg-rich) and ferro-actinolite (Fe-rich). ... Centreville High School is a public high school located in Clifton, Virginia of western Fairfax County. ...


Government and politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democrat
2004 45.9% 211,980 53.3% 245,671
2000 48.9% 202,181 47.5% 196,501
1996 48.2% 176,033 46.6% 170,150
1992 44.3% 170,488 41.6% 160,186
1988 61.1% 200,641 38.3 125,711
1984 62.9% 183,181 36.8 107,295
1980 57.4% 137,620 30.8% 73,734
1976 53.6% 110,424 44.7% 92,037
1972 66.3% 112,135 32.4% 54,844
1968 49.0% 57,462 38.2% 44,796
1964 38.7% 30,755 61.2% 48,680
1960 51.7% 26,064 48.1% 28,006

The county is divided into nine supervisor districts: Braddock, Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Lee, Mason, Mount Vernon, Providence, Springfield, and Sully.
The supervisor districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Fairfax County. There is also a Chairman elected by the county at-large. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Fairfax County was once considered a strong Republican bastion in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. However, Democrats have increasingly made inroads in Fairfax County in the past decade, having gained control of the Board of Supervisors and the School Board (which is officially nonpartisan) as well as the offices of Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney. Democrats also control the majority of Fairfax seats in the House of Delegates and State Senate. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A district attorney at the county level in the United States is the prosecutor for a county or local judicial district. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ...


Republicans currently control two of the three congressional seats that include parts of Fairfax County. Communities closer to Washington D.C. generally favor Democrats by a larger margin than the outlying communities. In 2000, 2001, and 2005 Fairfax County voted Democratic in the races for Senate and governor. In 2004, John Kerry won the county; the first Democrat to do so since Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 landslide (the last time Democrats carried the state). Kerry defeated Bush in the county 53% to 46%. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ...


Democratic Governor Tim Kaine carried Fairfax County with over 60% of the vote in 2005, leading him to win over 51% of votes statewide. Timothy Michael Tim Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American politician and the current Governor of Virginia. ...


On November 7, 2006, Senator James H. Webb (D-VA) carried the county with about 58.9% of the votes (from the Virginia Commonwealth site). is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Position Name Party First Election District
  Chairman Gerry Connolly Democratic Party 2003 At-Large
  Member Sharon Bulova Democratic Party 1987 Braddock
  Member Joan DuBois Republican Party 2003 Dranesville
  Member Cathy Hudgins Democratic Party 1999 Hunter Mill
  Member Dana Kaufmann Democratic Party 1995 Lee
  Member Penelope Gross Democratic Party 1995 Mason
  Member Gerald Hyland Democratic Party 1988 Mount Vernon
  Member Linda Smyth Democratic Party 2003 Providence
  Member Elaine McConnell Republican Party 1983 Springfield
  Member Michael Frey Republican Party 1991 Sully
Office Name Party and District First Election Next Election
  Delegate Vince Callahan Republican Party (34) 1967 2007
  Delegate Steve Shannon [2] Democratic Party (35) 2003 2007
  Delegate Ken Plum [3] Democratic Party (36) 1977 2007
  Delegate David Bulova [4] Democratic Party (37) 2005 2007
  Delegate Bob Hull [5] Democratic Party (38) 1993 2007
  Delegate Vivian Watts [6] Democratic Party (39) 1995 2007
  Delegate Tim Hugo [7] Republican Party (40) 2001 2007
  Delegate Dave Marsden [8] Democratic Party (41) 2005 2007
  Delegate Dave Albo [9] Republican Party (42) 1993 2007
  Delegate Mark Sickles [10] Democratic Party (43) 2003 2007
  Delegate Kris Amundson [11] Democratic Party (44) 2001 2007
  Delegate David Englin [12] Democratic Party (45) 2005 2007
  Delegate Brian Moran [13] Democratic Party (46) 1995 2007
  Delegate Adam Ebbin [14] Democratic Party (49) 2003 2007
  Delegate Jim Scott Democratic Party (53) 1991 2007
  Delegate Carmin "Chuck" Caputo [15] Democratic Party (67) 2005 2007
  Delegate Tom Rust [16] Republican Party (86) 2001 2007

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,580
1910 20,536 10.5%
1920 21,943 6.9%
1930 25,264 15.1%
1940 40,929 62.0%
1950 98,557 140.8%
1960 275,002 179.0%
1970 455,021 65.5%
1980 595,754 30.9%
1990 818,584 37.4%
2000 969,749 18.5%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 969,749 people, 350,714 households, and 250,409 families residing in the county. The population density was 948/km² (2,455/mi²). There were 359,411 housing units at an average density of 351/km² (910/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.91% White, 8.83% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 13.00% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.54% from other races, and 3.65% from two or more races. 11.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Fairfax County is home to people from diverse backgrounds with a significant number of Korean-Americans, Indian-Americans, Iranian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Pakistani-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans along with other Americans of Asian descent. There is a sizeable Latino population primarily consisting of Salvadorians, Peruvians and Bolivians. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 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. ... 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2000 there are 350,714 households, of which 36.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 7.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $81,050, and the median income for a family was $92,146. Males had a median income of $60,503 versus $41,802 for females. The per capita income for the county was $36,888. About 3.00% of families and 4.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.20% of those under age 18 and 4.00% 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. ...


Judged by household median income, Fairfax County was the richest county in the country for many years. However, in the 2000 census it was overtaken by Douglas County, Colorado. According to US Census Bureau estimates for 2005, it had the second-highest median household income behind neighboring Loudoun County, Va., at $94,610. Traditionally speaking, Marin County, California, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Westchester County, New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia are considered to be the highest income counties in the United States, however none of the last three rank first by per capita or median household income. ... Douglas County is a suburban county located in the southern portion of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


In the Southern Spaces article "Negotiating Black Identities" sociologist Karyn Lacy compares Fairfax County to Prince George's County, MD to better understand "how contemporary middle-class Blacks are managing their lives in suburban spaces." An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Web content. ...


Education

The county is served by the Fairfax County Public Schools system, to which the county government allocates 52.2% of its fiscal budget.[5] Including state and federal government contributions, along with citizen and corporate contributions, this brings the 2006 fiscal budget for the school system to $2.1 billion.[6] The school system has estimated that, based on the 2006 fiscal budget, the county will be spending $11,915 in each student this year. 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 Fairfax County Public School system contains the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Virginia Governor's School. TJHSST consistently ranks at or near the top of all United States high schools due to the extraordinary number of National Merit Semi-Finalists and Finalists, the high average SAT scores of its students, and the number of students who annually perform nationally recognized research in the sciences and engineering. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, TJ, Jefferson) is a public secondary magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia. ...


George Mason University is located just outside Fairfax City, near the geographic center of Fairfax County. Northern Virginia Community College serves Fairfax County with campuses in Annandale and Springfield and a center in Reston which is a branch of the loundoun campus. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nations second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. ... Annandale is an unincorporated place in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, United States. ... Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ...


Economy

The economy of Fairfax County is a robust service economy. Fairfax most heavily relies on the Federal Government. Many citizens work for the government or for contractors of the Federal Government. Defense contractors in particular are prominent. The government is the largest employer with Fort Belvoir in southern Fairfax being the county's single largest employer. The top 5 largest private employers are the Inova Health System, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) and Freddie Mac. Fairfax County also is home to several large companies such as Sprint Nextel, Gannett, Capital One, General Dynamics, and NVR. Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Inova Health System is a non-profit health organization based in Northern Virginia, USA. Hospitals under Inova provide most of the healthcare needs for citizens in Northern Virginia. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. ... Science Applications International Corporation Science Applications International Corporation (usually known as SAIC) is the largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States. ... The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (NYSE: FRE) is a stockholder-owned, publicly-traded company chartered by the United States federal government in 1970 to purchase mortgages and related securities, and then issues securities and bonds in financial markets backed by those mortgages in secondary markets. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... Capital One Financial Corp. ... General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2005 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[1]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Tysons Corner is Virginia's largest office market and one of the leading business centers in the nation with 25.7 million square feet of office space.[7] The county's total office space inventory totaled 105.2 million square feet at year-end 2006, which is about the size of Downtown Manhattan.[8][9] Tysons Corner is an unincorporated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., and adjacent to McLean, Virginia. ...


Transportation

Roads

Several major highways run through Fairfax County including the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495), Interstate 66, Interstate 95, and Interstate 395. The American Legion Bridge connects Fairfax to Montgomery County, Maryland. The George Washington Memorial Parkway, Dulles Toll Road, and Fairfax County Parkway are also major arteries. Other notable roads include Braddock Road, Old Keene Mill Road, Little River Turnpike, State Routes 7, 28, and 123, and US Routes 1, 29, and 50. The Capital Beltway (in green) The Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) is an expressway-class interstate highway which circles the Washington, DC area. ... The Capital Beltway (in green) The Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) is a freeway-class interstate highway which circles the Washington, DC area. ... Interstate 66 (abbreviated I-66) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... I-95 south coming off the old Woodrow Wilson Bridge Interstate 95 runs 179 miles through Virginia. ... Interstate 395 in Virginia is a 13 mile long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in Springfield, Virginia and ends in downtown Washington, District of Columbia. ... The name American Legion Memorial Bridge is used for various bridges, including: the American Legion Memorial Bridge (Michigan) in Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A. the American Legion Memorial Bridge (Maryland) in Montgomery County, Maryland, U.S.A. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... The George Washington Memorial Parkway, known to local motorists simply as the G.W. Parkway, is a parkway maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. ... Virginia Route 267 is composed of two sections, the Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Greenway. ... The Fairfax County Parkway is a major highway in Fairfax County, Virginia in which it starts in Herndon and ends near Fort Belevar. ... State Route 620, also known as Braddock Road, is a secondary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... 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. ... Virginia State Highway 7 (also known simply as Route 7) is a major surface highway and busy commuter route in Northern Virginia. ... State Route 28 is a state highway that traverses the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... State Route 123 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, forming an arc through the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as the independent city of Fairfax. ... U.S. Route 1 in Virginia runs north-south through South Hill, Petersburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Alexandria (where it is known as Richmond Highway) on its way from North Carolina to the 14th Street Bridge into the District of Columbia. ... U.S. Route 29 is a major north-south route in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... U.S. Route 50 in Virginia extends 81 miles from the border with Washington DC at a Potomac River crossing at Rosslyn in Arlington County to the West Virginia state line near Gore in Frederick County. ...


Air

Washington Dulles International Airport lies partly within Fairfax County and provides most air service to the county. Fairfax is also served by two other airports in the Washington area, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 20 miles (32 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ...


Manassas Regional Airport, in neighboring Prince William County, is also used for regional cargo and private jet service. Manassas Regional Airport (IATA: HEF, ICAO: KHEF), also known as Harry P. Davis Field, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Manassas, in Prince William County, Virginia, USA. Facilities Manassas Regional Airport covers 852 acres and has two runways: Runway 16L/34R: 5... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


Public transportation

Fairfax County contracts its bus service called the Fairfax Connector to Veolia Transportation. It is also served by WMATA's metrobus service. Fairfax County is served by the Washington Metro trains. The Orange, Blue, Yellow and the planned Silver lines all serve Fairfax County. In addition, VRE (Virginia Railway Express) provides commuter rail service with stations in Lorton and Franconia-Springfield. An Orion V arrives at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. ... Veolia Transportation is a brand name of the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement previously known as Connex. ... The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is a non-federal tri-jurisdictional agency authorized by Congress, and funded by the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland that operates transit service in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ... The Blue Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Franconia_Springfield to Largo Town Center. ... The Yellow Line of the Washington Metro consists of twelve subway stations from Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. ... The future Silver Line will be an extension of the Washington Metro subway system consisting of 29 subway stations from Route 772 in Loudoun County to Stadium-Armory in Washington, D.C. The line will have stations in Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington counties in Virginia, and the District of Columbia. ... The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Broad Run Airport in Bristow, Virginia. ... Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Franconia-Springfield is a Washington Metro station in Springfield, Virginia on the Blue Line. ...


Biking and walking

The county maintains many miles of bike trails running through parks, adjacent to roads and through towns such as Vienna and Herndon. The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail runs through Fairfax County, offering one of the region's best, and safest, routes for recreational walking and biking. Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park or the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail (sometimes abbreviated W&OD Trail or W&OD) is an unusually-shaped regional park in Virginia: it consists of a trail along the route of the former Washington and Old Dominion Railway. ...


The Fairfax Cross County Trail runs from Great Falls National Park in the northern end of the county to Occoquan Regional Park in the southern end.


Towns, independent cities, and other localities

Three incorporated towns, Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna, are located within Fairfax County. Clifton is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Coordinates: , State Virginia County Fairfax County, Virginia Settled 1858 Area  - City 4. ... Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ...


The independent cities of Falls Church and Fairfax were formed out of areas formerly under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County, but are politically separate, despite the status of the City of Fairfax as county seat. Fairfax County contains an exclave located in the central business district of the City of Fairfax, in which many county facilities (including the courthouses and jail) are located. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ...


Other communities within Fairfax County are unincorporated areas; Virginia law prohibits the creation of any new municipalities within any county with a population density of over 1,000 per square mile (which currently only affects Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Northern Virginia, and recently Henrico County outside Richmond). As of the 2000 census the thirteen largest communities of Fairfax County are all unincorporated CDPs, the largest of which are Burke, Reston, and Annandale, each with a population exceeding 50,000. (The largest incorporated place in the county is the town of Herndon, its fourteenth-largest community.) This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Henrico County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... 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. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Burke is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Lake Anne Plaza in Reston Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. ... Annandale is an unincorporated place in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, United States. ... Coordinates: , State Virginia County Fairfax County, Virginia Settled 1858 Area  - City 4. ...


Unincorporated Census Designated Places

The following localities within Fairfax County are identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as (unincorporated) Census-Designated Places: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

Annandale is an unincorporated place in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, United States. ... Baileys Crossroads is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Belle Haven is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Burke is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Centreville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Chantilly is an unincorporated community located in western Fairfax County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Dunn Loring is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Fort Belvoir is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Fort Hunt is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Franconia is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Great Falls is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Groveton is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Huntington is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Hybla Valley is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Idylwood is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Jefferson is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Lake Barcroft is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Lincolnia is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Mantua is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Boundaries of the McLean CDP as of 2003. ... Merrifield is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Mount Vernon is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Newington is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... North Springfield is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Oakton is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Pimmit Hills is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Lake Anne Plaza in Reston Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. ... Rose Hill is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Seven Corners is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Tysons Corner is an unincorporated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, DC. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place, the community had a total population of 18,540 as of the 2000 census. ... West Springfield is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Wolf Trap is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ...

Other localities

  • Farrs Corner
  • Five Forks
  • Four Corners
  • Hattontown
  • Jermantown
  • Kings Park
  • Kingstowne
  • Langley

Accotink is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Accotink is located along Accotink Creek within Fort Belvoir. ... Arcturus is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Arcturus lies south of Alexandria between the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Potomac River. ... Barkers Crossroads is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Barkers Crossroads developed around the intersection of Hooes and Rolling Roads to between Accotink Creek and Pohick Creek. ... Blevinstown is an unincorporated community on Braddock Road in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA... Browns Mill is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Browns Mill is located at the intersection of Beulah and Browns Mill Roads midway between the Dulles Toll Road (Virginia State Route 267) and the Leesburg Pike (Virginia State Route 7). ... Butts Corner is an unincorporated area of southern Fairfax County, Virginia, USA located at the intersection of Ox (Virginia State Route 123), Chapel, and Wolf Run Shoals Roads off of the Fairfax County Parkway (Virginia State Route 7100). ... Cobbs Corner is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. The community is centered at the intersection of Colchester and Braddock Roads to the west of Blevinstown. ... Colchester is an unincorporated town on the Occoquan River in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Colchester Hunt, Virginia is a major community in the Fairfax, Virginia area. ... Comptons Corner is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Cooktown is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Dranesville is an unincorporated town in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Dranesville is located on the Leesburg Pike (Virginia State Highway 7) at its intersection with Georgetown Pike. ... Fairfax Station is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Five Forks is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Jermantown is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Various parts of Jermantown are included within the independent city of Fairfax to its south and east. ... Kingstowne is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Lewinsville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Traditionally, the center of Lewinsville has been located at the crossroads of Lewinsville and Chain Bridge Roads. ... Mason Neck is a peninsula jutting into the Potomac River to the south of Washington, DC. It is surrounded also by Belmont Bay to the west, Gunston Cove to the east, and Pohick Bay to the northeast. ... Oak Hill is a suburban unincorporated community located in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, just east of Washington Dulles International Airport. ... Odricks Corner is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Odricks Corner lies north of the Dulles Toll Road (Virginia State Route 267) at the intersection of Spring Hill and Lewinsville Roads. ... Pohick is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Pohick is centered between the intersections of Rolling and Telegraph Roads with Richmond Highway (U.S. Highway 1). ... Shady Oak is an unincorporated community in northern Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Shady Oak is primarily a residential community on the Potomac River . ...

Famous people from Fairfax County

Bruce Arena was a winning college soccer coach at the University of Virginia for 18 years, ultimately achieving five NCAA Championships there (in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994). ... Year founded 1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars) League Major League Soccer Nickname Red Bulls, Metro, RBNY Stadium Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ Coach Bruce Arena (2006—) Owner Red Bull First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 NY/NJ MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Red Bull New York... Eric Barton is an american football linebacker who currently plays for the New York Jets. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Brian Carroll (born July 20, 1981 in Springfield, Virginia) is an American soccer player, who currently plays defensive midfielder for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname United, Black-and-Red, The Men in Black Stadium RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. Coach Tom Soehn, 2006— Owner D.C. United Holdings First Game San Jose Clash 1–0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April 6, 1996) Largest Win D.C... Catherine Coleman, a. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... Hubert Ira fuck, Jr. ... Kristi Lauren Glakas (born March 16, 1981 in Centreville, Virginia) is an American beauty pageant contestant, best known as a Triple Crown winner, one of only six contestants to hold state titles for Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... Gilmore Girls is an hour-long American television drama/comedy that began on October 5, 2000 and aired its final episode on May 15, 2007. ... David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio) is an American rock musician and songwriter. ... Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... This article is about the band. ... The Dismemberment Plan is a Washington D.C. based indie rock band formed on January 1, 1993. ... Travis Morrison (born 1972) is an American musician from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., USA. // After picking up various instruments around age 12, Morrison stuck with guitar and began forming bands throughout his high school days at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Mia Hamm-Garciaparra (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... Katherine Hanley is currently Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... John Jackson (1924 — January 20, 2002 in Fairfax Station, Virginia) was a prominent blues musician in the Piedmont style. ... Andy Heck is a former American football player and the current offensive line coach for the NFLs Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Tom Johnson can refer to different people: Tom Johnson, minimalist composer. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Even if WP:AUTO is not a reason for speedy deletion, autobiographical articles are still a conflict of interest. ... Bhawoh Papi Jue (born May 24, 1979 in Monrovia, Liberia) is an NFL free safety for the San Diego Chargers. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is a former National Football League kicker who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Jason Sudeikis (born September 18, 1975) is an American actor and comedian. ... SNL could mean: Saturday Night Live Scots National League This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... Alan Webb (born January 13, 1983, in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American track athlete. ... Michael Weiss (born August 2, 1976 in Washington, DC) is an American figure skater. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ...

Infamous people from Fairfax County

This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho Cho Seung-hui (Korean: 조승희; January 18, 1984[1] – April 16, 2007) was the spree shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre[2][3][4] of April 16, 2007, according to police reports. ... The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting comprising two separate attacks about two hours apart on April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. ... Robert Philip Hanssen (b. ... SPY may refer to: SPY (spiders), ticker symbol for Standard & Poors Depository Receipts SPY (magazine), a satirical monthly, trademarked all-caps SPY (Ivory Coast), airport code for San Pédro, Côte dIvoire SPY (Ship Planning Yard), a U.S. Navy acronym SPY, short for MOWAG SPY, a...

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Donnie Darko is a 2001 drama/psychological thriller/science fiction cult film written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. ... Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Great Falls is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. ...

See also

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is a combination career and volunteer organization providing fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention and arson investigation services to Fairfax County, Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ Economic and Demographic Information - Fairfax County
  2. ^ Washington area tops for median household income
  3. ^ Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Fairfax County. Retrieved on 2007/07/16
  4. ^ Raloff, Janet (July 8), "Dirty Little Secret", Science News
  5. ^ FY 2007 Advertised Budget Plan
  6. ^ Budget Services - Fairfax County Public Schools
  7. ^ Doing Business in Fairfax County Commercial Real Estate http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/re_tysons.htm
  8. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/custom/2005/11/10/CU2005111001553.html
  9. ^ http://www.tenantwise.com/reports/032002wtc.asp
  • "November 7th 2006 - General Election: Official Results". VirginiaInteractive.org. Commonwealth of Virginia Government. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.

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External links

  • Official Site of the County of Fairfax
  • Fairfax County Visitors Center
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Fairfax Crime - a crime map of most of Northern Virginia and sex offender locations
  • Natural Asbestos in Fairfax County - the county's site which contains health information, maps, and construction requirements related to dust control
  • Celebrate Fairfax
  • Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration - Property lookup database
  • Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Fairfax County Government Website
  • Fairfax County Public Library System
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Fairfax Underground - a message board designed to improve communication between residents of Northern Virginia

Coordinates: 38°50′N 77°17′W / 38.83, -77.28 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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