Belle Haven, Fairfax County, Virginia

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Belle Haven is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Nearby CDPs are Huntington, Virginia (west), Groveton, Virginia (southwest) and Fort Hunt, Virginia (south). The population was 6,269 at the 2000 census.

The CDP is located just south of Old Town Alexandria and bounded on the west by Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and on the east by the Potomac River. It encompasses Belle Haven, a wealthy subdivision dating from the 1920s, and several adjoining neighborhoods. Some, particularly New Alexandria and Belle View, are among the lowest-lying residential areas of Fairfax County, and sustained extensive flood damage from storms including 2003's Hurricane Isabel and 1972's Hurricane Agnes. The Belle View branch of the Alexandria Post Office is located here, and serves the 22307 ZIP code in which the majority of the CDP falls.

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Geography

Belle Haven is located at 38°46′44″N 77°3′39″W / 38.77889°N 77.06083°W / 38.77889; -77.06083 (38.779013, -77.060721)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (25.66%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,269 people, 3,116 households, and 1,570 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,182.3 people per square mile (1,228.7/km²). There were 3,220 housing units at an average density of 1,634.6/sq mi (631.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.17% White, 6.88% African American, 0.26% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population.

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