Fort Hunt, Virginia

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Fort Hunt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. (For the former military base see Fort Hunt Park). Nearby CDPs include Mount Vernon, Virginia (southwest), Belle Haven, Virginia (north) and Hybla Valley, Virginia (west). The population was 12,923 at the 2000 census. It encompasses the 22308 ZIP code of Alexandria, composed of much of the most affluent section of southeast Fairfax County, close to the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Potomac River, including the neighborhoods of Riverside Gardens, Tauxemont, Herbert Springs, Waynewood, Plymouth Haven, Collingwood, Stratford Landing, Stratford on the Potomac, Hollin Hall, Wellington, Arcturus and (in ZIP code 22307) Villamay and Marlan Forest. Prominent Fort Hunt residents include Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, and Former House Speaker Bob Livingston.



Fort Hunt is located at 38°43′58″N 77°3′29″W / 38.73278°N 77.05806°W / 38.73278; -77.05806 (38.732814, -77.058066)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (9.11%) is water.

Located within Fort Hunt is Fort Hunt Park, currently operated by the National Park Service, with a history of military activity dating from 1676.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,923 people, 4,974 households, and 3,909 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,538.9 people per square mile (980.3/km²). There were 5,050 housing units at an average density of 992.2/sq mi (383.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.83% White, 2.37% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

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