Merrifield, Virginia

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Merrifield is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 11,170 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Merrifield is located at 38°52′23″N 77°14′35″W / 38.87306°N 77.24306°W / 38.87306; -77.24306 (38.873144, -77.242994)[3]. It is bounded by I-66 on the north, the Capital Beltway on the east, Arlington Boulevard on the south, and Nutley Street (Virginia State Highway 243) on the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,170 people, 4,396 households, and 2,725 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,107.2 people per square mile (1,585.6/km²). There were 4,534 housing units at an average density of 1,667.1/sq mi (643.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 54.67% White, 5.94% African American, 0.25% Native American, 29.94% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 5.00% from other races, and 4.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.91% of the population.

There were 4,396 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 42.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

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