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Overview

Introduction to Burke, Virginia

Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax county, is 15 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is conveniently located inside the Washington metropolitan area.

Burke History

The town of Burke was named in honor of Silas Burke who was a farmer, merchant, and local politician of the 19th century. He built a house on the hill over Pohick Creek valley around 1824. In the late 1840s, the Orange and Alexandria railroad was constructed in this area. The railway station was garrisoned by Union troops during the American Civil War. Until the mid-20th century, Burke was mostly rural. It remains an unincorporated community in the Fairfax County of Virginia.

Burke and nearby Attractions

  • Pohick Regional Library
  • Church of Nativity
  • Huntsman Lake
  • Burke Town Center Shopping Center
  • Orange Hunt Estates Park

Things To Do In Burke

For those interested in the local history and culture, a visit to Pohick Regional Library and Kings Park Library may prove fruitful. There are a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries in the town of Burke. These retain an old-world feel and are an oases of calm and serenity. Hatch Lake, Huntsman Lake, Lake Braddock, and Lake Barton are some of the beautiful bodies of water in the town. Burke Town Center Shopping Center, K-Mart Town Shopping Center, and Rolling Valley Mall Shopping Center offer deals that are a shopper’s delight.

Burke Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Burke Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Marymount University, and American University.

People

Total Population 42,205
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 22,476
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 63.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.4%
Median Earnings25+ $62,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,936

Wealth

Median Family Income $137,698
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.2%
Median Gross Rent $2,238
Median House Value $487,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Fairfax
Standard Zip Codes 22015
P.O. Box Zip Codes 22009
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.793
Longitude -77.271

Burke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALECARLIA RESERVOIR
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station WASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station WASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Annandale 42,893 $86,810
Clifton 257 $179,250
Fairfax 23,402 $124,547
Falls Church 13,308 $165,430
Manassas 40,743 $78,304
Vienna 16,341 $152,668

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY
9200 BURKE LAKE RD
703-426-1000
Serves 3,989 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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