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Population (year 2000): 8,549
Males: 4,332 (50.7%), Females: 4,217 (49.3%)

Fairfax County

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Median resident age: 42.1 years
Median household income: $159,695 (year 2000)
Median house value: $596,100 (year 2000)

Great Falls, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Great Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Chinese (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.7%)
  • Black (1.2%)

Ancestries: English (19.5%), Irish (18.1%), German (16.5%), Italian (6.9%), Polish (5.2%), French (4.8%).

New! Falls, Virginia forum

Elevation: 341 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Great Falls

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Falls CDP

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

15.7% Foreign born (8.9% Asia, 4.4% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Reston, (5.4 miles pop. 56,407).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (19.5 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (162.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Trap, VA (4.7 miles Wolf MD (4.9 miles Travilah, VA Reston, (5.4 miles MD (6.8 miles Potomac, Corner, VA (6.8 miles Tysons MD (6.9 miles Darnestown, VA Vienna, (7.3 miles Potomac, MD (7.4 miles North

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 77.28 W


Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (26.6%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,511 (-17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 803 (19.7%)

Average climate in Great Falls, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Great Falls-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Great Falls city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Great Falls:
  • KESSLER ADVENTIST REHABILITATION (about 10 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)
  • POTOMAC RIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH C (about 10 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)
  • SHADY GROVE ADVENTIST HOSP (about 10 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Great Falls:
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 13 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 21 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 32 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Great Falls:
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK (about 15 miles; GAITHERSBURG, MD; ID: GAI)
  • LEESBURG EXECUTIVE (about 19 miles; LEESBURG, VA; ID: JYO)
  • DAVIS (about 19 miles; LAYTONSVILLE, MD; ID: W50)

Amtrak stations near Great Falls:
  • 12 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Falls:
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,829)
  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; FAIRFAX, VA; FT enrollment: 16,564)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,406)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 17 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
Public primary/middle schools in Great Falls:
  • FORESTVILLE ELEM. (Students: 842; Location: 1085 UTTERBACK STORE RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GREAT FALLS ELEM. (Students: 672; Location: 701 WALKER RD; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Great Falls:
  • GREAT FALLS VLLGE GREENDAY SCH (Students: 173; Location: 790 WALKER ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Great Falls: Colvin Run (A), Shady Oak (B), River Bend Country Club (C), River Bend (D), Riverbend Regional Park Visitor Center (E), Riverbend Nature Center (F), Great Falls Library (G), Fairfax County Fire Station Company 12 (H).

Shopping Centers: Great Falls Center Shopping Center (1), Village Centre Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Great Falls include: Saint Francis Episcopal Church (A), House of God Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Forestville Church (D), Christ the King Lutheran Church (E).

Cemeteries: Forestville Cemetery (1), Arnon Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Black Pond (A), Lake Werowance (B), Impoundment on Piney Run (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jefferson Branch (A), Rocky Run (B), Difficult Run (C), Mine Run Branch (D), Piney Run (E).

Parks in Great Falls include: Northern Virginia Regional Park (1), Riverview Park (2), Great Falls Park (3), Lexington Estates Park (4), Riverbend Regional Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Great Falls compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Great Falls:
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WCTN (950 AM; 3 kW; POTOMAC-CABIN JOHN, MD; Owner: SEVEN LOCKS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WDCT (1310 AM; 5 kW; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, LTD.)
  • WZHF (1390 AM; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAX (1220 AM; 5 kW; FALLS CHURCH, VA; Owner: NEWCOMB BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Falls:
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Great Falls:
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

 

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