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Overview

Introduction to Falls Church, Virginia

Falls Church, Virginia is 3 miles NE of Annandale, Virginia (center to center) and 8 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. Part of the surrounding Washington metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Falls Church is home to some 10,377 residents.

Falls Church History

The area now known as Falls Church was inhabited by Native Americans until approximately 1667. Settlers began arriving in Falls Church from the Tidewater region of Virginia in the late 17th century. The community was founded in 1699 and was named "Falls Church" because of its location to the Potomac falls and the presence of a local Anglican church. At that time, Falls Church was a sleepy rural community. It was officially given the status of a township in 1875. Falls Church became an independent city in the year 1948.

Falls Church and nearby Attractions

  • Cherry Hill Farmhouse
  • Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
  • Mary Riley Styles Library
  • Columbia Baptist Church
  • Potomac Overlook Regional Park
  • Falls Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Falls Church

The Arlington House, which was Robert E. Lee’s home before the Civil War, can be visited from Falls Church. The city also provides easy access to other historic sites and museums including Cherry Hill Farmhouse, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, and Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site. The 18th century building called Falls Church, which served as a recruitment center during the Revolution and a hospital during the Civil War, is near the city. In addition, the shopping centers of Falls Church, such as West Falls Shopping Center, Falls Plaza Shopping Center, and Broadale Village Shopping Center, provide excellent entertainment opportunities for visitors. One can also plan a day trip to Potomac Overlook Regional Park or Upton Hill Regional Park.

Falls Church Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Falls Church Higher Education

The University of Northern Virginia is the local institute of higher education. Residents of Falls Church can also enroll in nearby Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College, or American University.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,597
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+7,487
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher80.2%
Median Earnings25+$71,650
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,361

Wealth

Median Family Income$168,667
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation19.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,569
Median House Value$724,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30%
English17.1%
German17.1%
Irish13.8%
Scottish6.6%
Italian5.3%
Polish4.3%
Russian3.6%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Welsh1.2%
African1.2%
Finnish1%
Canadian1%
Greek0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Sierra Leone0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Australian0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
South African0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Falls Church Almanac

CategoryValue
County Falls Church City, Falls Church city, Fairfax County
Standard Zip Codes22046, 22042, 22043, 22044, 22041
P.O. Box Zip Codes22040
Company Zip Codes20598
Phone Area Codes571, 703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.88
Approximate Longitude-77.17

Falls Church 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
Distance5.2 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
Distance7.4 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
Distance10.3 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
Annandale43,158$86,320
Arlington226,092$147,164
Burke42,290$142,212
McLean48,867$217,667
Vienna16,378$158,615

Falls Church Public Libraries

Mary Riley Styles Public Library
120 NORTH VIRGINIA AVENUE
Falls Church, Virginia
(703) 248-5030

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Falls Church Hospitals

Kaiser Permanente Falls Church Ambulatory Surgery Center
201 N. Washington Street
(703) 237-4020
Inova Fairfax Hospital
(Non-profit)
3300 Gallows Road
(703) 776-4000

Falls Church Public Schools

Baileys Elem
6111 Knollwood Dr
ZIP: 22041
(703) 575-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 1363
Belvedere Elem
6540 Columbia Pike
ZIP: 22041
(703) 916-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Glen Forest Elem
5829 Glen Forest Dr
ZIP: 22041
(703) 578-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1071
Beech Tree Elem
3401 Beechtree Ln
ZIP: 22042
(703) 531-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Community Based Education
7423 Camp Alger Ave
ZIP: 22042
(703) 208-7823
Falls Church Ec Resource Ctr
7521 Jaguar Trail
ZIP: 22042
(703) 207-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 24
Falls Church Governor's Health Sciences Academy
Falls Church Hs Academy, 7521 Jaguar Trail
ZIP: 22042
(703) 329-7727
Falls Church High
7521 Jaguar Trail
ZIP: 22042
(703) 207-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1838
Falls Church High School Academy
7521 Jaguar Trail
ZIP: 22042
(703) 207-4000
Graham Road Elem
2831 Graham Rd
ZIP: 22042
(571) 226-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Jackson Middle
3020 Gallows Rd
ZIP: 22042
(703) 204-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1338
Pine Spring Elem
7607 Willow Ln
ZIP: 22042
(571) 226-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Transition Support Resource Center/fairfax
C/o Fairfax Co Public Schls, 2831 Graham Rd
ZIP: 22042
(703) 208-6406
Westlawn Elem
3200 Westley Rd
ZIP: 22042
(703) 241-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Woodburn Elem
3401 Hemlock Dr
ZIP: 22042
(703) 641-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Davis Career Center
7731 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 714-5600
George Mason High
7124 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 248-5500
High
Total Enrollment 754
Haycock Elem
6616 Haycock Rd
ZIP: 22043
(703) 531-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 879
Lemon Road Elem
7230 Idylwood Rd
ZIP: 22043
(703) 714-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Longfellow Middle
2000 Westmoreland St
ZIP: 22043
(703) 533-2600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1394
Marshall Governor's Stem Academy
Davis Career Center, 7731 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 329-7727
Marshall High
7731 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 714-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1939
Marshall High School Academy
7731 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 714-5400
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle
7130 Leesburg Pike
ZIP: 22043
(703) 720-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Pimmit Ec Resource Ctr
7510 Lisle Ave
ZIP: 22043
(703) 506-2219
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
Shrevewood Elem
7525 Shreve Rd
ZIP: 22043
(703) 645-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Westgate Elem
7500 Magarity Rd
ZIP: 22043
(703) 610-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Sleepy Hollow Elem
3333 Sleepy Hollow Rd
ZIP: 22044
(703) 237-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Stuart High
3301 Peace Valley Ln
ZIP: 22044
(703) 824-3900
High
Total Enrollment 1985
Jessie Thackrey Preschool
201 N. Cherry Street
ZIP: 22046
(703) 248-5631
Primary
Total Enrollment 45
Mt. Daniel School
2328 N Oak St
ZIP: 22046
(703) 248-5640
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Thomas Jefferson Elem
601 S Oak St
ZIP: 22046
(703) 248-5660
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Timber Lane Elem
2737 West St
ZIP: 22046
(703) 206-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 604

Falls Church Private Schools

Corpus Christi School
3301 Glen Carlyn Rd
ZIP: 22041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
Congressional Schools Of Va
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 295
Corpus Christ Early Childhood Center
7506 Saint Philips Ct
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Early Years Montessori School
3241 Brush Dr
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
Grace Lutheran School
3233 Annandale Rd
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Montessori School Of Holmes Run Childrens House
3335 Annandale Rd
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Montessori School-holmes Run
3527 Gallows Rd
ZIP: 22042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Trinity School At Meadow View
2849 Meadow View Rd
ZIP: 22042
Secondary
Total Enrollment 155
Montessori Children's Center I
6103 Arlington Blvd
ZIP: 22044
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Falls Church Episcopal Day School
115 E Fairfax St
ZIP: 22046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Kaye Kare
384 N Washington St
ZIP: 22046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St James Catholic School
830 W Broad St
ZIP: 22046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 540
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