Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. As of April 2009, the estimated population of the county is 1,037,605[1] making it by far the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 13.1% of Virginia's population, and the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Fairfax was the first county in the United States to reach a six-figure median household income, and has the third-highest median household income of any local jurisdiction in the United States after neighboring Falls Church and Loudoun County.[2][3]

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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