Fairfax employment information

IndexFairfaxVirginiaNational
Income per capita$44,747$33,958$28,555
Median household income$100,584$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$126,833$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$55,305$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$52,913$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$37,137$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate3.8%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level8.8%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fairfax is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fairfax is 88% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fairfax is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fairfax is 44% lower than the national average.

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Fairfax median earnings by income bracket

Fairfax employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.4%2.2%
Manufacturing sector5.8%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.2%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services11.8%11.3%
Public administration11.9%8.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.4%0.7%
Education, health & social services8.9%31.2%
Other44.0%37.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase, MD2,907$250,001367%
Chevy Chase Village, MD1,974$250,001367%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD736$250,001367%
Martin's Additions, MD977$246,875362%
Somerset, MD1,148$241,964352%
Fairfax, VA23,507$100,58488%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Kernersville, NC23,522$49,0668%
Taylors, SC23,490$48,8719%
Searcy, AR23,524$42,18121%
Columbus, MS23,483$29,33545%
Eagle Mountain, UT23,468$68,09127%
Fairfax, VA23,507$100,58488%
Source: The Fairfax, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.