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  •   State: 
    Fairfax County
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    38°50′3″N 77°12′41″W
      Area total: 
    7.86 sq mi (20.4 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.86 sq mi (20.4 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
    361 ft (110 m)
    Settled 1685
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    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,516.9 residents per square mile of area (2,130.1/km²)
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Annandale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia. The population of the CDP was 43,363 as of the 2020 United States Census. It is home to the oldest and largest branch of the Northern Virginia Community College system, and to one of the D.C. area's Koreatowns. In 1830 the community of Annandale was named by a Scottish settler, after the town named Annan located at the mouth of the River Annan. The area is located just east of the Fall Line separating the coastal plain of Virginia from the heavy red clay soils of Accotink Creek. The CDP is bordered to the north by West Falls Church, to the south by Lake Bar Bar, Lincolnia, North Springfield and to the west by Wakeburn and Woodburn. The center of town is considered to be where Little River Turnpike, Columbia Pike, and Backlick Road meet, around two miles (3 km) east of Interstate 495 on Little Riverturnpike. The region is bisected by Accotuck Creek, Sleepy Hollow Road, Holmes Run Road, and Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50), all of which are within Fairfax County. According to the United States. Census Bureau, the C DP has a total area of 786 square miles (20.4 km²), all it is all of land is part of Fairfax County and is located in the northern part of the state.


The area around Annandale, which would become Fairfax County, was inhabited by an Algonquian-speaking sub-group called the Taux. In 1685, an Englishman, Col. William H. Fitzhugh, purchased over 24,000 acres (37.5 square miles) of wilderness in the area and converted it into one of the largest tobacco plantations in Northern Virginia. In 1830, a Scottish settler, after the town named Annan located at the mouth of the River Annan, named the community Ann andale. The American Civil War touched Annand Dale several times between 1861 and 1865. By 1925, Fairfax County contained more dairy farms than any other county in Virginia. The suburbs became bedroom communities with many residents commuting to work in Washington or surrounding small cities. After World War II, growth continued, with housing developments in suburbs accompanied by businesses, schools, and roads to support the new residents. In the 1930s and 1940s, work for the federal government grew as President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented the New Deal and the U.S. entered World War Two. The trend has continued to today with further growth and many residents now commuting toWork in NorthernVirginia as well as in and around D.C. and around Washington. The first church, the AnnandALE Methodist Chapel, was built in 1846. The community of Annandal was named after the Scottish town of Dumfries, the second place in Dumfriesshire to become the name of a settlement in Virginia and the first in Fairfax County.


Annandale is located at 38°503N 77°1241W (38.834134, 77.211277). It is bordered to the north by West Falls Church, to the east by Lake Barcroft and Lincolnia, and to the south by North Springfield, Wakefield and Woodburn. The area is part of the coastal plain located just east of the Fall Line separating the coastal plains of Virginia from the Piedmont. It is characterized by rolling hills, stream valleys, and heavy red clay soils. The Annandale region is bisected by Accotink Creek, which in Colonial times was a primary link for ocean-going ships that would load tobacco and other goods. With the construction of the Springfield Dam in 1918, Lakeaccotink was created to serve as a water source for World War I-era Army Camp A.A. Humphreys (now named Fort Belvoir) In 1960, when the lake was no longer needed by the Army, the Fairfax County Park Authority leased the land and finally bought the site in 1965. The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail which provides uninterrupted hiking, biking, running and cross-country skiing for 20 miles (32 km) in Annand Dale. The trail meanders through parks and forests filled with deer, fox, geese and numerous species of native birds. In the spring, Accotsink Creek is stocked with trout, and fishermen are often seen wading in its waters. The CDP has a total area of 7.86 square miles (20.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the 2020 census, there were 43,363 people, 13,882 households, and 9,455 families residing in the community. The sharp decrease in population from 54,994 in 2000 was due to the splitting off of the CDP's western portion to form the Wakefield and Woodburn CDPs. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 32.1% of the population. Annandale is home to a large working-class White community, and is one of the few remaining areas in Fairfax County where the group has a notable presence. According to the Demographic Statistical Atlas of the United States, as of 2018, the largest ancestry groups were: White, African-American, Asian, American Indian, and Pacific Islander. The community's per capita income was $40,361. About 6.9% of families and 9.8%. of the community were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of people age 65 or over. The median income for a household in thecommunity was $96,533, and the median income. for a family was $108,079. The population density in 2020 was 5,516.9 people per square mile (2,130.1/km²). There were 14,447 housing units at an average density of 1,838.0 per squaremile (709.7/km 2). The racial makeup of theCommunity was 44.7% White, 21.9%. Asian, 9.0%. Black, 0.8% American Indian.


Downtown Annandale is also referred to by some as Koreatown as there were roughly 929 South Korean-owned businesses as of 2006. The influx of Koreans to Northern Virginia can be traced to the ease of commute into the District of Columbia for federal employees. Today, Fairfax County is home to nearly 40,000 Koreans and is seen by many Washingtonians as a destination for karaoke, BBQ, and bingsu. Most of the businesses and restaurants initially catered primarily to South Korean expatriates, but some had a diverse clientele from the beginning. There are now multiple generations of Korean-American businesses and Restaurants in Annand Dale. They attract a broad demographic of customers and they attract a wide range of customers. They were developed beginning in the 1990s by Korean immigrants to the region. In the past, county officials sought to make AnnandALE more diverse by encouraging Korean businesses to include English in their signs. They have also tried to make the area more ethnically diverse with signs in English and other English-speaking languages. There were 67 South Korea-owned restaurants as of July 1, 2010, operating in the Washington Metropolitan Area, according to the GIANT Directory for South Koreans and Korean-Americans. The number of South Koreans living in the D.C. area is estimated to be in the tens of thousands, with more than 30,000 living in Fairfax County alone. There are more than 2,000 South Koreans working in the U.S. overall.

Local government

Fairfax County operates under the urban county executive form of government. The powers of government are vested in an elected Board of Supervisors consisting of nine members elected by district, plus a Chairman elected at large. The Annandale CDP lies almost entirely within the Mason District, with one small portion to the southwest lying within the Braddock District. The county seat of Fairfax County is D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. The city of Fairfax is in Fairfax County, Virginia, and is located in the county's eastern part. The town of Fairfax has a population of 2,816. The area of the county seat, Fairfax, is 2,716. It is the most populous city in the state, followed by Fairfax, Fairfax County and Fairfax County-Newport News, with a total population of 3,715. The largest city in Fairfax is Fairfax, Washington, with 2,917. The most populous town in the area is Fairfax City, with 1,813. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle of the Civil War, which lasted from April 18, 1871 to April 24, 1872. The battle was fought between the U.S. and Germany. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1871. The ACLU is based in Fairfax, along with the Virginia State College of Arts and Sciences, which was established in 1870.


Annandale High School, founded in 1954, is the main area public high school. The Northern Virginia Community College system is also located within Annandale and was founded in 1965. The college opened with 761 students, and today has more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. The student body consists of people from more than 180 countries. The U.S. Census Bureau defines the campus as being in the Wakefield CDP, but in 2010 separated the area with the NVCC campus into a new CDP.Private schools located in Annand Dale include Grasshopper Green, Kenwood School, Hope Montessori School, and Oakwood School. The area is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and is home to several private Catholic schools, including Holy Spirit Catholic School and St. Ambrose Catholic School. It is also home to Wakefield Forest Elementary School, which is a member of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area School District (WPSD). The area also has a number of public elementary schools, such as Edgar Allan Poe Middle School and Belvedere Elementary School. A number of private Catholic high schools are located in the area, including St. Michael's Catholic School, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic High School and Holy Spirit School of Northern Virginia. The town has a population of about 4,000 people, mostly from Fairfax County, Virginia, and Falls Church, Virginia. It has an average income of about $30,000.

Public services

The Annandale Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD), a non-profit organization started in 1940, owns and maintains stations 8 and 23. The Audrey Moore RECenter (originally known as the Wakefield Recreation Center when it opened in 1977), houses an indoor pool measuring 76,000 square feet (7,100 m2) in size and a 50m x 25yd pool. The Wakefield Skate Park is also located within Wakefield Park (now in the Wakefeld CDP). The skate park also offers skateboarding, BMX classes and camps for children of all ages and skills.Fairfax County Public Library operates the George Mason Regional Library in the CDP. The following parks are located in Annand Dale: Mason District Park, The. Wakefield Chapel Park, Turkeycock Run Stream Valley Park, Annand. Community Park, Ossian Hall Park, Kendale Woods Park, Mill Creek Park, Wilburdale. Park, Long Branch Falls Park, Manassas Gap Park, Fairfax Hills Park, Masonville Park, Howery Field Park, Poe Terrace Park, Rose Lane Park, Indian Run. Valley Crest Park, and Accotink Stream Valley. Park. The Fairfax County Park Authority maintains a number of parks in the area, including Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Pine Ridge High School Site Park, Oak Hill Park, Backlick Park, Willow Woods. and Willow Woods Park. Fairfax County Fire & Rescue department staffs two stations; downtown at Station 8, and in West AnnAndale, at Station 23.

In popular culture

In the video game Fallout 3, the city is used as a location under the name of Andale. The city is inhabited by a group of inbred cannibals who proudly go by the title of the "Friendliest Town in the USA" In 2016, a contentious video posted onto YouTube in 2014 about Annandale, Virginia resurfaced and reached over a million views after the creator, named Angelo Mike, posted it onto Reddit himself. In the video, Mike claims that Annand Dale is a "funnel for the dregs of society" and points out its flaws with "striking images of filth, ruin, and a dead rat" He has received criticism for misrepresenting the Washington, D.C. suburb. The video has since been removed from YouTube and re-uploaded by the creator of the original video, who has been criticized for making fun of the city in a lighthearted way. The original video has been viewed more than 1 million times since it was posted in 2014. The creator has since apologized for his actions and said that he did not mean to offend anyone in any way. He also said that the video was meant to be lighthearted and that he was not trying to make fun of anyone in the city, but rather to poke fun at the residents of AnnandALE. He has since removed the video and posted it again on Reddit himself, where it has received over 1.5 million views and is still being viewed by people from around the world.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia = 5.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Annandale = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,132 individuals with a median age of 41.8 age the population dropped by -2.14% in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,516.9 residents per square mile of area (2,130.1/km²). There are average 2.77 people per household in the 19,249 households with an average household income of $89,792 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 4.50% of the available work force and has dropped -1.99% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.52%. The number of physicians in Annandale per 100,000 population = 303.3.


The annual rainfall in Annandale = 43.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 116. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 40, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 65.13%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 40 years with median home cost = $333,330 and home appreciation of 0.24%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.67 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,219 per student. There are 13.2 students for each teacher in the school, 494 students for each Librarian and 274 students for each Counselor. 5.08% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.54% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 21.05% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Annandale's population in Fairfax County, Virginia of 2,070 residents in 1900 has increased 2-fold to 4,132 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.19% female residents and 48.81% male residents live in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia are married and the remaining 39.59% are single population.

  • 31.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Annandale require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.56% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.80% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.17% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, 65.13% are owner-occupied homes, another 31.87% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.01% are vacant.

  • The 41.59% of the population in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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