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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,290
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+22,236
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.9%
Median Earnings25+$62,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,866

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,212
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone11.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,293
Median House Value$497,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.2%
German14.1%
Irish11.6%
English10.8%
Italian6.9%
Polish4.3%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque1.8%
African1.7%
Russian1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Arab1%
Norwegian0.9%
Afghan)0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Ethiopian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Danishn0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Burke Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfax County
Standard Zip Codes22015
P.O. Box Zip Codes22009
Phone Area Codes571, 703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.78
Approximate Longitude-77.27

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)

StationDALECARLIA RESERVOIR
Distance12.8 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
Distance13.8 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
StationWASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Annandale43,158$86,320
Clifton219$178,750
Fairfax23,620$121,554
Falls Church13,597$168,667
Manassas41,149$80,750
Vienna16,378$158,615

Burke Public Schools

Alc At Burke
Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Road
ZIP: 20115
(703) 426-7300
Burke School
9645 Burke Lake Rd
ZIP: 22015
(703) 426-7300
Cherry Run Elem
9732 Ironmaster Dr
ZIP: 22015
(703) 923-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Lake Braddock Secondary
9200 Burke Lake Rd
ZIP: 22015
(703) 426-1000
High
Total Enrollment 4066
Terra Centre Elem
6000 Burke Centre Pkwy
ZIP: 22015
(703) 249-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
White Oaks Elem
6130 Shiplett Blvd
ZIP: 22015
(703) 923-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 841

Burke Private Schools

Kiddie Country Development Learning Center Ii
9601 Old Keene Mill Rd
ZIP: 22015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Nativity Catholic School
6398 Nativity Ln
ZIP: 22015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 247
Northern Virginia Academy
6215 Roberts Pkwy
ZIP: 22015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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