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Fairfax (/ˈfɛər.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Historic Fairfax, City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2015, the population was 24,013. The City of Fairfax is an enclave within Fairfax County. However, Fairfax County is a separate political entity. The City of Fairfax, and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the City of Fairfax, also officially designated by Fairfax County as "Fairfax", both comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. Situated in Northern Virginia, City of Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. City of Fairfax is 16 miles (26 kilometers) southwest of Washington, D.C. Washington Metro's Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna Station. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax. George Mason University (GMU), Virginia's largest public institution, is located in south of the City of Fairfax. In 2013, 33,917 students attended GMU. Virginia International University, an international school, is situated in Fairfax.

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Facts and Stats for Fairfax*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fairfax

    Know the pollution level of Fairfax before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.29 (Very Low)
  • Fairfax: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fairfax for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fairfax.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.14 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 98.21 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.21 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.79 (Low)
  • Living in Fairfax - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.7 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 28.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 61.67 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.9 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fairfax

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fairfax

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.11 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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