Located in the Fairfax County of Virginia, Merrifield is a census designated place in the United States that covers an area of 2.72 square miles – most of it is land and only 0.008 square miles is made up of water (0.23%). It is surrounded by several towns in Virginia including Annandale, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Idylwood, Mantua, Oakton, Vienna, West Falls Church, and Woodburn.
The Mosaic District is found in Merrifield. This is where visitors can enjoy great food, great fun as well as a host of community activities that bring people together. The Mosaic District is also the one-stop location for almost all your day to day activities including shopping, dining as well as catching a movie.
If you’re only visiting and want to enjoy all the good stuff that the Mosaic District offers, there are several hotels that offer accommodation close by. Some of them include Courtyard by Marriott in Dunn Loring Fairfax, Extended Stay America, Homewood Suites among others.
Some of the child-friendly places to visit around Merrifield include the Tysons Corner Center, the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and the glamorous Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights.
Back in 2000, the population of Merrifield was 11,170, and the median age according to the census was 33 years. Data USA (datausa.io) shows more recent statistics from 2015, showing that the population had grown to 16,412 and the median age to 33.8 years. Additionally, the American Community Survey reported by Data USA showed that there was a difference between the median native age, which was 29.9 years, and the median foreign age, which was 38.5 years.
Data USA shows that out of the total population of 16,412, there were 10,355 employees, which is 63% of the population. The median household income was found to be $108,154 and the median property value in Merrifield was $451,200. The poverty rate was 6.99%.
Life in Merrifield
According to data collected by Areavibes.com, Merrifield is generally a good place to live, scoring highly on parameters such as education, housing, amenities, crime, employment and even the weather. However, the cost of living is quite high compared with the national averages.
There are other interesting places in Fairfax County that you can learn about. Click here to read about Alexandria.