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West Falls Church Metro Stop - Orange Line - 7040 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043

West Falls Church is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax CountyVirginiaUnited States. The population was 29,207 at the 2010 census. Before 2010, West Falls Church was officially named Jefferson. Outside of the Jefferson Village neighborhood, "Jefferson" generally is not used locally to refer to the area bounding Falls Church city to the southwest that comprises the CDP. The bulk of it is made of subdivisions built in the 1940s and early 1950s, including Jefferson Village, Westlawn, Hillwood, Sleepy Hollow, Woodley and Broyhill Park. Homes and businesses have Falls Church mailing addresses (mainly ZIP Code 22042).


West Falls Church is located at 38°51′56″N 77°11′16″W (38.8655595, -77.1876993).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.03 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 4.99 square miles (12.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.77%) is water.


Historical populations

As of the census of 2000, there were 27,422 people, 10,016 households, and 6,470 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 5,424.6 people per square mile (2,092.4/km²). There were 10,227 housing units at an average density of 2,023.1/sq mi (780.4/km²). 

There were 10,016 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,445, and the median income for a family was $72,682 (these figures had risen to $80,924 and $91,196 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $42,776 versus $37,416 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,705. About 3.5% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman have their corporate headquarters in West Falls Church.


Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools.

Falls Church High School is located in West Falls Church CDP.

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Thomas Jefferson Library in the CDP.

West Falls Church metro stop is on the Orange Line, the first station inside the beltway on the Orange Line going east. It is one of only two stations in the system to have three tracks, the other being the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station. The center track is used for train storage, and for relaying trains to the adjacent Falls Church Yard.

The station serves the suburban community of Falls Church and the Northern Virginia Center operated by Virginia Tech and theUniversity of Virginia. While the station has a street address on Haycock Road, it is physically located in the median of Interstate 66 near Virginia State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike). The station is also the nearest to Tysons Corner, a major commercial area. The initialisms for the two universities were added to the station's name in 1999, two years after the dedication of the shared graduate center. These initialisms were moved to a subtitle location on November 3, 2011.  Service began on June 7, 1986.

This is a major suburban transfer station, as many commuter buses that serve communities near the Dulles Toll and Access Roads (Virginia State Route 267) connect to the Metro system at West Falls Church using a bus-only exit from the Access Road. These buses include Fairfax Connector to points within Fairfax including Reston and Herndon, Metrobus to Tysons Corner, Washington Flyer to Dulles International Airport, and Loudoun County Transit reverse commute routes to businesses including AOL and MCI and transfer points in Dulles.

The Silver Line to Dulles via Tyson's Corner is planned to join the Orange Line just east of this station and is estimated to start operating in 2013.