Jefferson, Virginia

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Jefferson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 27,422 at the 2000 census. Outside of the Jefferson Village neighborhood, "Jefferson" generally is not used locally to refer to the area bounding Falls Church city to the southwest that comprises the CDP. The bulk of it is made of subdivisions built in the 1940s and early 1950s, including Jefferson Village, Westlawn, Hillwood, Sleepy Hollow, Woodley and Broyhill Park. Homes and businesses have Falls Church mailing addresses (mainly ZIP Code 22042).



Jefferson is located at 38°52′2″N 77°11′8″W / 38.86722°N 77.18556°W / 38.86722; -77.18556 (38.867250, -77.185451)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.59%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 27,422 people, 10,016 households, and 6,470 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,424.6 people per square mile (2,092.4/km²). There were 10,227 housing units at an average density of 2,023.1/sq mi (780.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 61.35% White, 4.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 19.16% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.56% from other races, and 4.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.16% of the population.

There were 10,016 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

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