City of Falls Church


Known as the Little City and dating back to the 1600s, Falls Church is tucked between Arlington and Fairfax Counties and known for its nationally ranked school system, environmental activism and endless community activities. Catch a show at the historic State Theater or enjoy meeting neighbors while browsing downtown shops.

Demographics | Housing | Schools | Transportation and Commutes | Amenities | Taxes



Land Area: 2 square miles

Population: 13,233 people

Median Age: 39.6

Employment/Population: 91.6%*

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*Number of people who work in Falls Church as a % of the number of people who live in Falls Church



Number of Households: 5,423

Average Household Income: $161,269

Average Home Sold Price: $833,146

Average Detached Home Sold Price: $941,767

Falls Church New Resident Checklist

Falls Church Vehicle Registration



General School Information:

  • School Enrollment: 2,509
  • Graduation Rate: 99.5%
  • Average SAT Score: 1760
  • Cost Invested Per Pupil: $18,418

Falls Church City Public Schools Main Page

Falls Church City Public Schools Boundaries Map/ School Locator

Registering Your Student in FCCPS

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Child Care Resources


Transportation and Commutes

The City of Falls Church is just across the border from Arlington County and has a number of options for getting to work.

By Car:

  • City of Falls Church to 1812 North Moore: 20 minutes at 8:00 a.m.

By Rail (Sampling of stations near Falls Church):

  • East Falls Church to Rosslyn: 15 minutes
  • West Falls Church to Rosslyn: 21 minutes

Key Commuter Links:


  • Point-to-point Commute Times: Waze
  • Compare Commute Times to 1812 N. Moore Across Jurisdictions

Metro Rail 

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Trip Planner 
  • Falls Church has 2 Metro Stations

Capital Bikeshare

Bus Services

  • Fairfax Connector
  • Metrobus

Rail Service

  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Uber, Lyft and numerous taxi companies service the entire D.C. Metro region



State Theatre |  City of Falls Church Parks and Recreation



Virginia State Income Tax: 5.75%

City of Falls Church Taxes

  • Real Property Tax Rate: $1.315 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Vehicle Tax: $5.00 Per $100 Assessed Value
  • Sales Tax: 6.0% State + Local Combined
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This site is provided by Arlington Economic Development.


This site is provided by Arlington Economic Development.