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Burke, VA

Burke, VA

Burke is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. As of the 2000 census, Burke had a total population of 57,737.

Burke is located at 38°46'53"N 77°16'15"W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.2 km²), of which, 11.5 square miles (29.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.03%) is water. Most of the water making up Burke consists of artificial ponds and lakes.

Burke Lake Park is a large recreational park featuring a golf course and a man-made lake, operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Elementary and secondary school students in Burke are served by the Fairfax County Public School System. The elementary schools in Burke are White Oaks, Terra Centre, and Cherry Run. Burke is home to Lake Braddock Secondary School, though many students within the district attend Robinson Secondary School and West Springfield High School, as well as South County Secondary School.

Rolling Road Station Fairfax County Public Library operates the Pohick Regional Library, the Burke Centre Library, and the Kings Park Library in the CDP.

As well as being served by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority there are smaller playgrounds in Burke Centre.

Burke Centre operates pools at each of the 5 community centers; there are also pools at the Burke Station Swim Club and the Old Keene Mill Swim & Racquet Club. All pools are membership based. Non membership pools are operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority 5–10 minutes from Burke.

Along the boundaries of adjoining Fairfax Station, Burke Lake Park is an 888-acre (3.59 km2) park centered around a 218-acre (0.88 km2) recreational lake. The park contains a 4.5-mile (7.2 km) jogging trail, campsites, numerous picnic and sports areas, an 18-hole par three golf course with driving range, a disc golf course, miniature golf course, boat rental, amphitheater, ice cream parlor, carousel, and miniature train ride.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 57,737 people, 19,215 households, and 15,756 families residing in the community. Burke is the largest community in Virginia recognized by the Census Bureau, other than counties and incorporated cities (although 11 cities and Arlington, Virginia have greater populations). The population density was 5,008.0 people per square mile (1,933.4/km²). There were 19,367 housing units at an average density of 1,679.9/sq mi (648.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.36% White, 14.66% Asian, 5.04% African American, 3.27% from two or more races, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 2.37% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.43% of the population.

There were 19,215 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.30.

The population distribution by age is 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in Burke is $113,034, and the median income for a family was $125,905. Males had a median income of $66,149 versus $41,933 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $34,936. About 1.5% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
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Total Population 54,974
Population Density 4,768 Persons/Sq. Mile
Female Population 28,461
Male Population 26,513
Population Change since 1990 ↓ 4% Decrease
Population Change since 2000 ↓ 4% Decrease
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Nearest 2-Year Public College Northern Virginia Comm Coll
Distance 4 miles
Nearest 4-Year Public College George Mason University
Distance 4 miles
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Households & Income

Total Number of Households 18,212
Family Households 14,454
Average Family Size 3.48
Average Household Income $140,216
Median Household Income $117,685
Income Change since 1990 ↑ 79% Increase
Income Change since 2000 ↑ 26% Increase
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.33
Crime Risk (County) 0.41
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.21
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.28
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.32
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.30
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.14
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.58
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.26
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.81
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.45
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Average July High Temperature 89.1 °F
Average January Low Temperature 23.9 °F
Annual Precipitation 45.1 inches
Air Pollution Index 84% of National Average
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Sales Tax Rate 5.00%
Nearest Airport Ronald Reagan Washington National
Distance 13 miles
Nearest Major Sports Team Potomac Nationals (a)
Distance 10 miles
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The Outdoors

Burke Long renounced for its small, farming communities, Burke is now a booming city. The town boasts scenic hills and forested areas not seen in most suburbs of the state. Burke Centre, one of the town's great planned development communities, features 18 tennis courts, six ponds, and five swimming pools, perfect for a day of family fun and entertainment. Fairfax County is home to many great communities that also provide entertainment and community activities for the Burke area.

Burke Lake Park hosts a 218-acre lake with 4.5 miles of fishing shoreline and a boat-launching dock. Relatively large and desired fish are stocked in the lake, and because no gasoline powered boats are allowed, it keeps the area clean and safe for fishing.

Contemporary single-family homes, luxury condominiums, Colonial and Victorian style homes and townhouses are all options available within Burke real estate. Burke is a prestigious town, with the median household income being one of the highest in the country. The unique charm of the community appeals to professionals and families who enjoy easy access to major expressways straight to Washington, D.C. Home values in Burke increase yearly due to the rising population of the nation's capital and the great things that the city is developing in order to make it even more appealing.

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