- Great Falls, Virginia
official_name = Great Falls, Virginia
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Great Falls, Virginia
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 46.4
area_land_km2 = 46.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 17.9
area_land_sq_mi = 17.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8549
population_density_km2 = 184.7
population_density_sq_mi = 478.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 104
elevation_ft = 341
latd = 39 |latm = 0 |lats = 6 |latNS = N
longd = 77 |longm = 17 |longs = 0 |longEW = W
Great Falls is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,549 at the 2000 census.
Although primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., one major attraction is
Great Falls Parkwhich overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named. George Washingtonwas involved with building a canalaround the falls on the southwest, or Virginia, side, called the Patowmack Canal, which did not become commercially viable. Remnants of the canal and of a village around the canal are still visible in the park.
River Bend County Park is another gathering area in Great Falls, as is the Village Green, which hosts community celebrations around Easter (Egg Hunt), Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Tree Lighting) and other holidays.
Great Falls is located at coor dms|39|0|6|N|77|16|60|W|city (39.001609, -77.283249)GR|1. The area is sparsely populated due to the vast tracts of land.Fact|date=February 2008 The main roads serving Great Falls are
Virginia State Route 7(Leesburg Pike) and Virginia State Route 193(Georgetown Pike).
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.4 km²), of which, 17.9 square miles (46.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.
Early on, the village was known as Forestville (unofficially, since there was already a Forestville with a Post Office), but was named Great Falls in 1955. [cite web
title=A Brief History of Great Falls
date=August 11, 2005
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,549 people, 2,785 households, and 2,464 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 478.5 people per square mile (184.7/km²). There were 2,852 housing units at an average density of 159.6/sq mi (61.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.83% White, 1.20% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.
There were 2,785 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.4% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $159,695 and the median income for a family was $170,618. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $62,206 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $78,149. About 0.9% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
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