Lake Barcroft, Virginia

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Lake Barcroft is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,906 at the 2000 census. It is also the name of the privately-owned lake around which this population is located. The lake is named for Dr. John W. Barcroft, who owned and operated a mill on Holmes Run during the mid-19th century.[3]



Lake Barcroft is located at 38°51′5″N 77°9′20″W / 38.85139°N 77.15556°W / 38.85139; -77.15556 (38.851412, -77.155654)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (8.15%) is water.

Lake Barcroft is located in a suburb of Washington, D.C. The local high school is J.E.B. Stuart.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,906 people, 3,589 households, and 2,415 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,602.5 people per square mile (1,392.2/km²). There were 3,673 housing units at an average density of 1,485.7/sq mi (574.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.98% White, 9.59% Asian, 4.92% African American, 4.84% from other races, 4.35% from two or more races, 0.26% Native American, and 0.07% Pacific Islander.

Hispanics or Latinos (who may be of any race) were 14.72% of the population.

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