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Overview

Introduction to Annandale, Virginia

Annandale CDP (census-designated place) is located in Fairfax County. The Capital Beltway and Virginia State Route 236 are the primary roads in Annandale. The Accotink Creek runs through the city. A dam was constructed on the creek with the objective of creating Lake Accotink. The lake is a popular recreation area. The Fairfax Cross County Trail is situated along Accotink Creek and is a popular destination for hiking, jogging, bicycle riding as well as cross-country skiing. The trail travels through parks and forest areas. Accotink Creek also provides opportunities for fishing.

History

Col. William Fitzhugh purchased more than 24,000 acres in the area in 1685. Family members gave the acreage the name "Ravensworth." Col. Fitzhugh created one of the major Northern Virginia tobacco plantations on his land. Ravensworth was recognized as the largest piece of land granted in Northern Virginia.

A large number of French Huguenots left Europe due to religious persecution and some of them arrived in Ravensworth and made a deal with Fitzhugh to lease some of his property. However, the Huguenots discovered that life was very primitive in the area and a significant number of them moved out of Ravensworth. At a slow pace, future generations of Fitzhugh's family sold sections of the property.

In 1806 construction of the portion of the Little River Turnpike that ran through Annandale was finished. Annandale was now connected to Fairfax and Alexandria. In 1830 the plantation was no longer called Ravensworth. The area was now called Annandale named after the Scottish town situated along the Annan River. Most of the land in Annandale was utilized for farming by the new landowners. Farmhouses could be seen all over the countryside

Higher Education

Annandale is home to Northern Virginia Community College. The noteworthy Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art theater. The college is significantly involved with placing their graduates in four-year colleges by utilizing a preferred transfers system.

Historic Sites

There are numerous historic sites in the Annandale area including:

  • Barcroft Community House
  • Cherry Hill
  • Calvert Manor
  • Calendon School
  • Birch House
  • Oakton Trolley Station
  • Glebe
  • Moorefield

Demographics

People

Total Population43,158
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+22,650
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,767
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,169

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,320
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation8.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,625
Median House Value$445,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.4%
German6.8%
Irish5.8%
English4.8%
African3.8%
Italian3%
Arab2.7%
Polish1.4%
Ethiopian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Russian0.8%
Somali0.7%
Afghan)0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Sudanese0.7%
Iraqi0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
South African0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Basque0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Annandale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfax County
Standard Zip Codes22003
Phone Area Codes703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.83
Approximate Longitude-77.21

Annandale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALECARLIA RESERVOIR
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationWASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 66 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexandria151,473$111,347
Arlington226,092$147,164
Burke42,290$142,212
Falls Church13,597$168,667
McLean48,867$217,667
Vienna16,378$158,615

Annandale Hospitals

Inova Surgery Center
(Non-profit)
3289 Woodburn Road
(703) 207-7520

Annandale Public Schools

Annandale High
4700 Medford Dr
ZIP: 22003
(703) 642-4100
High
Total Enrollment 2219
Annandale Terrace Elem
7604 Herald St
ZIP: 22003
(703) 658-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Braddock Elem
7825 Heritage Dr
ZIP: 22003
(703) 914-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 879
Camelot Elem
8100 Guinevere Dr
ZIP: 22003
(703) 645-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Canterbury Woods Elem
4910 Willet Dr
ZIP: 22003
(703) 764-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Columbia Elem
6720 Alpine Dr
ZIP: 22003
(703) 916-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Mason Crest Elem
3705 Crest Dr
ZIP: 22003
(571) 226-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Poe Middle
7000 Cindy Ln
ZIP: 22003
(703) 813-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 879

Annandale Private Schools

Hope Montessori School Ltd
4614 Ravensworth Rd
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Kenwood School
4955 Sunset Ln
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Montessori School Of Northern Virginia
6820 Pacific Ln
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Oakwood School
7210 Braddock Rd
ZIP: 22003
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 106
Phillips School-annandale
7010 Braddock Rd
ZIP: 22003
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 170
Pinecrest School
7209 Quiet Cove
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Sleepy Hollow Preschool
7610 Newcastle Dr
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St Ambrose School
3827 Woodburn Rd
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
St Michael School
7401 Saint Michaels Ln
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Westminster School
3819 Gallows Rd
ZIP: 22003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 235
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