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Fairfax County Profile Named #1 managed county in the country by Governing magazine and the Maxwell School of Syracuse Uni...
<ul><li>Fairfax County – 1,045,694 </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska – 686,293 </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware – 873,092 </li></ul><ul><...
At A Glance <ul><li>395 square miles (land) </li></ul><ul><li>252,828 acres </li></ul><ul><li>average daily temperature  <...
Demographic Characteristics Sources:  Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services. 30.5 % 35.9 39.7...
5/20/08 Population Age Distribution
Racial or Ethnic Distribution 1990 2008 Source:  1990 US Decennial Census and 2008 American Community Survey
Persons Speaking a Language  Other Than English at Home (Percent of Persons Age 5 and Older) Source:  1980 and 1990 US Cen...
Percent of Employed Residents Working for the Federal Government Source:  1980,1990 US Decennial Censuses; 2008 American C...
Percent of Employed Residents that Work in Fairfax County Source:  1980, 1990 US Decennial Censuses; 2008 American Communi...
Priorities of the    Board of Supervisors The Board of Supervisors identified 8 priorities that enable county agencies to ...
<ul><li>Trails (includes a 41-mile cross-county trail) </li></ul><ul><li>Roads (2008: 4800 miles with over 54,400 street  ...
High School Graduates, 2008 91.4 % 84.5 % Sources: 2008 American Community Survey; U.S. Census Bureau Fairfax County U.S.
Bachelor’s  Degree or More, Age 25  and Older 2008 Source:  2008 American Community  Assessment. Fairfax County U.S.
School System <ul><li>Largest in Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>12th largest in the USA by enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd  ...
<ul><li>$42,148 </li></ul>$50,069 United States Virginia 2008  Median  Household Income $82,000 Sources: 2008 American Com...
2008 Poverty Rate Source:  2008 American Community Survey United States Virginia Fairfax County
Medical Care Source: Demographics Report - DSMHS <ul><li>3,100 physicians practice in the county </li></ul><ul><li>950 den...
Distribution of Housing by Type 2008 5/20/08 Multifamily 26.1% Townhouse  25.1% Single Family 48.8% Source:  2008 American...
Average Monthly Rent  for All Units Source :  2008 Community Assessment Survey
5/20/08 <ul><li>9 Indoor RECenters </li></ul><ul><li>8 Golf courses </li></ul><ul><li>5 Nature and Visitor Centers </li></...
Police Department <ul><li>More than 1,401 sworn police officers </li></ul><ul><li>Over 351 civilian personnel </li></ul><u...
Fire & Rescue Department <ul><li>Founded in 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,484 uniformed staff and  </li></ul><ul><li>...
McConnell Public Safety Transportation Operations Center
Libraries <ul><li>More than 2.5 million books, periodicals and other items </li></ul><ul><li>More than 484,282 registered ...
Budget <ul><li>$3.3 billion (FY 2010 adopted Budget) </li></ul><ul><li>12,065 merit employees </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 22,...
Shopping 5/20/08 <ul><li>Second only to midtown Manhattan as an East Coast    shopping paradise </li></ul><ul><li>Tysons C...
Fairfax County has 106.3 million square feet of office space <ul><li>Tysons Corner is home to more than 25.6 million squar...
Business Facts <ul><li>25 of the 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area  </li></ul><ul><li>8 Fortune 500 companies </...
Households With Computers Source:  2008 Community Assessment Survey Fairfax County
Internet Government without walls or clocks <ul><li>Through the county’s Web site residents can: </li></ul><ul><li>Pay tax...
Presented by Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs 12000 Government Center Parkway, Ste 551 Fairfax, VA 22035 Jeremy Las...
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  1. 1. Fairfax County Profile Named #1 managed county in the country by Governing magazine and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University 2002 5/20/08 2/16/11
  2. 2. <ul><li>Fairfax County – 1,045,694 </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska – 686,293 </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware – 873,092 </li></ul><ul><li>Montana – 967,440 </li></ul><ul><li>North Dakota – 641,481 </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota – 804,194 </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont – 621,270 </li></ul><ul><li>Wyoming – 532,668 </li></ul>2008 Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
  3. 3. At A Glance <ul><li>395 square miles (land) </li></ul><ul><li>252,828 acres </li></ul><ul><li>average daily temperature </li></ul><ul><li>54.2 ° F </li></ul><ul><li>average annual precipitation </li></ul><ul><li>43 in. </li></ul><ul><li>more than 580,000 jobs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Demographic Characteristics Sources: Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services. 30.5 % 35.9 39.7 2.70 thousands thousands thousands 1970 1980 1990 2000 2008 Population 454.3 thousands 596.9 818.6 964.7 1.04M Median Age (years) 25.2 30.1 33.1 Mean Household Size (individuals) 3.51 2.88 2.75 2.71 Percent Minority 6.8% 13.8% 24.0% 35.6%
  5. 5. 5/20/08 Population Age Distribution
  6. 6. Racial or Ethnic Distribution 1990 2008 Source: 1990 US Decennial Census and 2008 American Community Survey
  7. 7. Persons Speaking a Language Other Than English at Home (Percent of Persons Age 5 and Older) Source: 1980 and 1990 US Censuses and 2008 American Community Survey
  8. 8. Percent of Employed Residents Working for the Federal Government Source: 1980,1990 US Decennial Censuses; 2008 American Community Survey. 13.3%
  9. 9. Percent of Employed Residents that Work in Fairfax County Source: 1980, 1990 US Decennial Censuses; 2008 American Community Survey. 53.7%
  10. 10. Priorities of the Board of Supervisors The Board of Supervisors identified 8 priorities that enable county agencies to focus their efforts on initiatives that will result in the greatest return on investment for residents. <ul><li>Safe Streets and Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>A Quality Educational System </li></ul><ul><li>A Clean, Sustainable Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Livable, Caring and Affordable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>A Vibrant Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Transportation Network </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational and Cultural Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes that are Affordable </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Trails (includes a 41-mile cross-county trail) </li></ul><ul><li>Roads (2008: 4800 miles with over 54,400 street </li></ul><ul><li>lights) </li></ul><ul><li>Metrobus (87 routes; 2,224 bus stops) </li></ul><ul><li>Metrorail (106.3 miles long; 5 of 86 stations in county) </li></ul><ul><li>VRE </li></ul><ul><li>Amtrak </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax Connector (202 buses) </li></ul><ul><li>FASTRAN </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Dulles International </li></ul><ul><li>Airport </li></ul>Transportation
  12. 12. High School Graduates, 2008 91.4 % 84.5 % Sources: 2008 American Community Survey; U.S. Census Bureau Fairfax County U.S.
  13. 13. Bachelor’s Degree or More, Age 25 and Older 2008 Source: 2008 American Community Assessment. Fairfax County U.S.
  14. 14. School System <ul><li>Largest in Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>12th largest in the USA by enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd largest bus fleet in nation </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment: 2009-10 173,573 </li></ul><ul><li>Full time staff 22,138 </li></ul><ul><li>Operating budget $2.2 B </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary schools (grades K-6) 139 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle schools (grades 6-8) 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary schools (7-12) 04 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High schools (9-12) 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special education centers 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative high schools 03 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Education centers 08 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>$42,148 </li></ul>$50,069 United States Virginia 2008 Median Household Income $82,000 Sources: 2008 American Community Survey and US Census Bureau $61,044 $107,400 $52,175
  16. 16. 2008 Poverty Rate Source: 2008 American Community Survey United States Virginia Fairfax County
  17. 17. Medical Care Source: Demographics Report - DSMHS <ul><li>3,100 physicians practice in the county </li></ul><ul><li>950 dentists </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 community and faith-based nonprofits provide </li></ul><ul><li>services </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substance abuse assessment & treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental health assessment & treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental retardation services </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Distribution of Housing by Type 2008 5/20/08 Multifamily 26.1% Townhouse 25.1% Single Family 48.8% Source: 2008 American Community Survey
  19. 19. Average Monthly Rent for All Units Source : 2008 Community Assessment Survey
  20. 20. 5/20/08 <ul><li>9 Indoor RECenters </li></ul><ul><li>8 Golf courses </li></ul><ul><li>5 Nature and Visitor Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of athletic fields, many with artificial turf </li></ul><ul><li>Campgrounds, lakes, skate rinks, farms, </li></ul><ul><li>Home of only national park for the performing arts </li></ul><ul><li>– Wolf Trap </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4.5 million visitors each calendar year </li></ul>Park Experiences Fairfax County: 30,000 acres / 400 parks
  21. 21. Police Department <ul><li>More than 1,401 sworn police officers </li></ul><ul><li>Over 351 civilian personnel </li></ul><ul><li>First in the state to be accredited by the Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Low ratio of sworn officers per population = 1.35 per </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 </li></ul>Sheriff’s Office <ul><li>More than 500 sworn deputies </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Sheriff’s Office in Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1742 as the original law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>agency in the County </li></ul><ul><li>Manages the Adult Detention Center- having </li></ul><ul><li>accreditation from American Correctional Assn </li></ul>
  22. 22. Fire & Rescue Department <ul><li>Founded in 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,484 uniformed staff and </li></ul><ul><li>471 volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Responded to 91,936 calls in FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>Base of VA Task Force One – </li></ul><ul><li>specialized search and rescue team </li></ul><ul><li>dispatched to disasters worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Total of 37 stations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26 county-operated stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 volunteer stations </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. McConnell Public Safety Transportation Operations Center
  24. 24. Libraries <ul><li>More than 2.5 million books, periodicals and other items </li></ul><ul><li>More than 484,282 registered users -- almost 44% of Fairfax residents use the library </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5 million visits to library branches </li></ul><ul><li>Over 13 million loans </li></ul><ul><li>Eight regional, 14 community, as well as Access Services branches </li></ul><ul><li>Over 16,000 volunteer hours </li></ul>
  25. 25. Budget <ul><li>$3.3 billion (FY 2010 adopted Budget) </li></ul><ul><li>12,065 merit employees </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 22,000 jurisdictions in the USA, we are one of </li></ul><ul><li>only 52 with three Triple A bond credit ratings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 counties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 cities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 states </li></ul></ul>Bond Rating
  26. 26. Shopping 5/20/08 <ul><li>Second only to midtown Manhattan as an East Coast shopping paradise </li></ul><ul><li>Tysons Corner Center (2.2 million retail sq. ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield Mall (1.8 million retail sq. ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Oaks Mall (1.9 million retail sq. ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>Tysons Galleria (1.1 million retail sq. ft.) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Fairfax County has 106.3 million square feet of office space <ul><li>Tysons Corner is home to more than 25.6 million square feet of office space. </li></ul><ul><li>That is more than any of the central business districts of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cincinnati </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detroit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charlotte </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phoenix </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St Louis or </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indianapolis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Business Facts <ul><li>25 of the 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area </li></ul><ul><li>8 Fortune 500 companies </li></ul><ul><li>30 of the top 50 largest technology employers in the DC area </li></ul><ul><li>14 of the 25 largest telecommunications employers </li></ul><ul><li>97% of companies are small businesses with fewer than 100 employees </li></ul><ul><li>9 of the 15 largest venture capital firms </li></ul><ul><li>6 of the 10 largest software developers in the DC area </li></ul><ul><li>300 trade associations and professional societies </li></ul><ul><li>360 foreign-owned firms </li></ul><ul><li>7 companies on Black Enterprise’s top 100 black-owned firms </li></ul><ul><li>12 companies on Hispanic Business’s 500 largest Hispanic-owned firms </li></ul>
  29. 29. Households With Computers Source: 2008 Community Assessment Survey Fairfax County
  30. 30. Internet Government without walls or clocks <ul><li>Through the county’s Web site residents can: </li></ul><ul><li>Pay taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve or renew a library book </li></ul><ul><li>Report a lost pet </li></ul><ul><li>Access county information </li></ul><ul><li>File a police or zoning complaint </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for a county job </li></ul><ul><li>www.fairfaxcounty.gov </li></ul>
  31. 31. Presented by Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs 12000 Government Center Parkway, Ste 551 Fairfax, VA 22035 Jeremy Lasich, Deputy Director 703-324-3187

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