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Population (year 2000): 17,786
Males: 9,891 (55.6%), Females: 7,895 (44.4%)

Fairfax County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $60,150 (year 2000)
Median house value: $147,600 (year 2000)

Lorton, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Lorton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.8%)
  • Black (34.7%)
  • Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Korean (1.7%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.1%), Irish (9.0%), English (6.9%), United States (5.0%), Italian (4.3%), Subsaharan African (2.7%).

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Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

Lorton,

For population 25 years and over in Lorton

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lorton CDP

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

15.3% Foreign born (7.1% Asia, 5.6% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Burke, (5.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (20.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (169.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (2.4 miles Occoquan, VA (2.9 miles Newington, VA Woodbridge, (4.6 miles Ridge, VA Lake (5.3 miles Belvoir, VA (5.5 miles Fort Springfield, VA (5.8 miles West VA Burke, (5.9 miles VA (6.9 miles Springfield,

Latitude: 38.70 N, Longitude: 77.23 W

Area code: 703


Industries providing employment: Public administration (17.7%), Educational,health and social services (16.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (15.7%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,471 (-25.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 515 (6.2%)

Average climate in Lorton, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lorton-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Lorton city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/1/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the city center injured 37 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Chris Howard - College basketball player (South Florida Bulls).


Hospitals/medical centers near Lorton:
  • POTOMAC HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WOODBRIDGE, VA)
  • MT VERNON HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; ALEXANDRIA, VA)
  • INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; ALEXANDRIA, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lorton:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 18 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 22 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 27 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lorton:
  • MARYLAND (about 14 miles; INDIAN HEAD, MD; ID: 2W5)
  • MANASSAS REGIONAL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD (about 19 miles; MANASSAS, VA; ID: HEF)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)

Amtrak station:
LORTON (AUTO-TRAIN) (8006 LORTON RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lorton:
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,406)
  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; FAIRFAX, VA; FT enrollment: 16,564)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
Public primary/middle schools in Lorton:
  • LORTON STATION ELEM. (Students: 761; Location: 2499 LEWIS CHAPEL RD.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GUNSTON ELEM. (Students: 565; Location: 10100 GUNSTON RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LORTON PS HOME RESOURCE (Students: 326; Location: 8101 LORTON RD.; Grades: PK - PK)

Notable locations in Lorton: Lorton Reformatory (A), Elk Horn Pumping Station (B), Lorton Library (C).

Churches in Lorton include: Pohick Church (A), Silver Brook Church (B).

Cemeteries: Remey Tomb (1), Pohick Churchyard (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Branch (A), Elk Horn Run (B), Silver Brook (C), South Run (D).

Post office: (A).  


Lorton compared to Virginia state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lorton:
  • WKDL (730 AM; 8 kW; ALEXANDRIA, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALEXANDRIA LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WDCT (1310 AM; 5 kW; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, LTD.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WFAX (1220 AM; 5 kW; FALLS CHURCH, VA; Owner: NEWCOMB BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPWC (1480 AM; 5 kW; DUMFRIES-TRIANGLE, VA; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lorton:
  • 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.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 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.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lorton:
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)

 

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