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Fairfax County, Virginia

US county information
NameFairfax County
StateVirginia
SeatFairfax1
US Area
Total Area407 sq mi (1054.1 km2)
Land Area395 sq mi (1023.1 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population1081726 (2010)
Density1057.1/km2 (2738.5/sq mi)
Named forThomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. Per the 2010 Census, the population of the county is 1,081,726, making it the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 13.5% of Virginia's population. The county is also the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington Metropolitan Area, with 19.8% of the MSA population, as well as the larger Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area, with 13.1% of the CSA population.

Fairfax was the first county in the United States to reach a six-figure median household income, and has the second-highest median household income of any local jurisdiction in the United States after neighbor Loudoun County.

The county is home to the headquarters of intelligence agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and National Reconnaissance Office, as well as the National Counterterrorism Center and Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The county is also home to half of the metropolitan area's Fortune 500 companies.


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