Fairfax, Virginia is a small city with a population of just under 24,000. With an average age of just under 39, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Only 30% of residents rent in Fairfax, as home ownership is common in the area. The average rent for Fairfax is $495/month more than the state average.
Fairfax residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are scientific, education, entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 32% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. Fairfax workers bring in an average annual income of around $116,000, more than the Virginia average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Fairfax has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 16% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 20% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Averaging about 34 minutes, Fairfax's commute time is slower than the state average of about 30 minutes. Many residents (41%) drive to work, while public transit is used by just 5% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.