Fairfax, VA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 8,204 housing units in Fairfax. This represents a 6.9% growth from 7,677 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 8,204 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Fairfax is about 69.1%. Fairfax's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.1%. Average household size is 2.61 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Fairfax were built after 1965.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.50%
One Bedroom11.70%
Two Bedrooms19.10%
Three Bedrooms34.10%
Four Bedrooms25.70%
Five Bedrooms or more6.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.69
Median year structure was built1963
Median Value of occupied units$192,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$193,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.44
Median year structure was built1970
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$856

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.70%
Second Mortgage10.90%
Home Equity Loan10.10%
Simple Mortgage57%
Debt Free21.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.7%