Newington, Virginia

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Newington is a census-designated place (CDP) in affluent, suburban Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 19,784 at the 2000 census.

While the ZIP code for Newington is 22122, this is only for delivery points within the post office itself. Homes and businesses in the CDP have Springfield or Lorton street addresses. The area is poised for a great challenge as the U.S. Army in 2006 announced controversial plans to relocate 16,000 personnel positions to the Fort Belvoir Proving Ground in the new few years as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program, despite already gridlocked traffic and inadequate public transportation services in the neighborhood.



Newington is located at 38°44′7″N 77°12′13″W / 38.73528°N 77.20361°W / 38.73528; -77.20361 (38.735414, -77.203558)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,784 people, 6,710 households, and 5,321 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,977.8 people per square mile (1,150.4/km²). There were 6,793 housing units at an average density of 1,022.5/sq mi (395.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.80% White, 12.83% African American, 0.26% Native American, 11.66% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.66% from other races, and 4.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.98% of the population.

There were 6,710 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.28.

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