Falls Church, VA
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Falls Church profile


Living in Falls Church


Falls Church is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 14,658 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Falls Church is the 63rd largest community in Virginia.

Falls Church home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Falls Church real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Falls Church is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Falls Church is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Falls Church who work in management occupations (21.26%), business and financial occupations (11.57%), and computer science and math (10.31%).

Also of interest is that Falls Church has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Falls Church is also a city of artists. Falls Church has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Falls Church’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Falls Church, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.32 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Falls Church, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Falls Church is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Falls Church is a pretty powerful place. 79.14% of the adults in Falls Church have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Falls Church in 2018 was $73,288, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $293,152 for a family of four.

Falls Church is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Falls Church home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Falls Church residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Falls Church also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Falls Church include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Falls Church's cultural character, accounting for 17.01% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Falls Church is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.