Falls Church city, VA

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Population

13,843

1.81% growth

Poverty Rate

2.93%


Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$114,795

0.39% decline

Number of Employees

7,672

0.13% decline

Median Property Value

$742,000

2.49% growth

About

In 2017, Falls Church city, VA had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $114,795. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Falls Church city, VA grew from 13,597 to 13,843, a 1.81% increase and its median household income declined from $115,244 to $114,795, a -0.39% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Falls Church city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.26%), White (Hispanic) (7.01%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.51%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%). N/A% of the people in Falls Church city, VA speak a non-English language, and 93.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Falls Church city, VA is $742,000, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Falls Church city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Falls Church city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Falls Church city, VA borders Fairfax County, VA and Arlington County, VA.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Falls Church city, VA employs 7.67k people. The largest industries in Falls Church city, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,929 people), Public Administration (1,402 people), and Educational Services (672 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($118,250), Public Administration ($103,657), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,247).

Median household income in Falls Church city, VA is $114,795. Males in Falls Church city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Falls Church city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$114,795

2017 value

± $7,917

-0.39%

1 Year Growth

± 8.37%

Households in Falls Church city, VA have a median annual income of $114,795, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $115,244 in 2016, which represents a -0.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Falls Church city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5001

  2. Census Tract 5002

  3. Census Tract 5003

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Falls Church city, VA was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $136,891, followed by Census Tract 5002 and Census Tract 5003, with respective values of $113,430 and $100,673.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Falls Church city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Falls Church city, VA (405 out of 13.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    202 ± 104

  2. Hispanic

    121 ± 111

  3. Asian

    82 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Falls Church city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.67k

2017 Value

± 529

-0.13%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Falls Church city, VA declined at a rate of -0.13%, from 7.68k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Falls Church city, VA, are Management Occupations (1,366 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (870 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (716 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,366 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (870 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (716 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls Church city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (6.94 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.94 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Falls Church city, VA, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($145,156), Legal Occupations ($133,828), and Management Occupations ($113,587).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.67k

2017 Value

± 529

-0.13%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Falls Church city, VA declined at a rate of -0.13%, from 7.68k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Falls Church city, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,929 people), Public Administration (1,402 people), and Educational Services (672 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Falls Church city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Falls Church city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Falls Church city, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,929 people), Public Administration (1,402 people), and Educational Services (672 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls Church city, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.91 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.59 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Falls Church city, VA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($118,250), Public Administration ($103,657), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,247).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.1% of the population of Falls Church city, VA has health coverage, with 71.8% on employee plans, 1.34% on Medicaid, 9.4% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Falls Church city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Falls Church city, VA see 302 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.43% decrease from the previous year (316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 334 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 105 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

302 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Falls Church city, VA see an average of 302 patients per year. This represents a 4.43% decrease from the previous year (316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Falls Church city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.89%

Uninsured

71.8%

Employer Coverage

1.34%

Medicaid

9.4%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Falls Church city, VA declined by 14% from 3.36% to 2.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Falls Church city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Falls Church city, VA is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.1% of Falls Church city, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.5k people).

In 2017, there were 7.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.97k people) in Falls Church city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 970 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Falls Church city, VA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Falls Church city, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Falls Church city, VA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.5k people

16.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.24k people

As of 2017, 18.1% of Falls Church city, VA residents (2.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Falls Church city, VA was 16.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

93.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.5% of Falls Church city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Falls Church city, VA was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Falls Church city, VA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    9.97k ± 38

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.28k ± 130

  3. White (Hispanic)

    970 ± 230

In 2017, there were 7.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.97k people) in Falls Church city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 970 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Falls Church city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    382 ± 127

  2. Vietnam

    212 ± 82

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    118 ± 67

Falls Church city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Falls Church city, VA was $742,000 in 2017, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $724,000 to $742,000, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Falls Church city, VA is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Falls Church city, VA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Falls Church city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$742,000

2017 Median

± $36,331

$724,000

2016 Median

± $31,453

In 2017, the median property value in Falls Church city, VA grew to to $742,000 from the previous year's value of $724,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Falls Church city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Falls Church city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$114,795

Median Household Income

± $7,917

5.31k

Number of Households

± 422

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.31k households in Falls Church city, VA declined from $114,795 from the previous year's value of $115,244.

The following chart displays the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Falls Church city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2017 Homeownership

59.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.9% of the housing units in Falls Church city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Falls Church city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Falls Church city, VA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.816% of the workforce in Falls Church city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    60.4%

  2. Public Transit

    20.1%

  3. Carpooled

    7.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Falls Church city, VA was Drove Alone (60.4%), followed by those who Public Transit (20.1%) and those who Carpooled (7.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Falls Church city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Falls Church city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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