2020 U.S. Census Results: Demographic Trends in Falls Church


FALLS CHURCH, VA – The past 10 years have marked a dramatic shift in the demographic makeup of the United States, with a marked decrease in the white population and rapid growth in the Hispanic / Latino community.

These changes were reflected in Falls Church, where the city’s white population fell to 69.7 percent of the city’s population in 2020, from 79.6 percent in 2010, while the Hispanic / Latino population is increased from 9.0 percent in 2010 to 10.4 percent in 2020.

Overall, the population of Falls Church has grown from 12,332 in 2010 to 14,658 in 2020.

In Virginia, the white population fell by 277,996 people (-5.1%), while the Hispanic / Latino population increased by 276,924 people (43.8%).

Falls Church has also shown an increase in the number of people who have identified as multiracial, although the reasons are complex. Experts say the increase reflects changes in the way people identify themselves as well as the number of children born to parents of mixed race or ethnicity, as well as changes in the wording of the census forms themselves. same.

In 2020, 11.9% of the population of Falls Church, or 1,737 people, identified as two or more races, up from 4.0%, or 489 people, in 2010.

In Virginia, the number of people who identified themselves as two or more races increased by 472,307, or 202.4%.

The Asian population in Falls Church totaled 1,499 in 2020. As a percentage of the overall population of Falls Church, the Asian population grew to 10.2% in 2020 from 9.4% in 2010.

The black population in Falls Church totaled 576 in 2020. As a percentage of the overall population of Falls Church, the black population fell to 3.9% in 2020 from 4.3% in 2010.


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