Northern Virginia is renowned for its communities with some of the highest median incomes in the United States, and Fairfax County is no exception. With a population of 65,000 or more, Fairfax County is the fourth highest-income jurisdiction in the country, and its income is much higher than the average income in the United States. Diversity, growth and a pool of highly educated talent make sure that companies can find the people and skills needed to drive innovation. In Fairfax County, 65% of adults have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 31% nationwide.
This has led to an upward transformation in average household income, to levels well above inflation. The five largest jurisdictions in Northern Virginia have higher incomes than those of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Of the 837 jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more in the U. S., three of the fifteen highest-income jurisdictions are in Northern Virginia, including Loudoun County (first), Fairfax County (fourth), and Arlington County (13th).This means that Fairfax County's median household income is much higher than the average income in the United States. With a pool of highly educated talent and a diverse population, Fairfax County is one of the most prosperous counties in the country.