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Wolf Trap, Virginia
Census-designated place
Location of Wolf Trap in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Wolf Trap in Fairfax County, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 9.8 sq mi (25.5 km2)
 • Land 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,131
 • Density 1,646/sq mi (635.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-87240
GNIS feature ID 1867602

Wolf Trap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 16,131 at the 2010 census. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is located in the CDP.


Wolf Trap is located in northern Fairfax County at 38°56′1″N 77°16′35″W / 38.93361°N 77.27639°W / 38.93361; -77.27639 (38.933477, −77.276510). It is bordered by McLean to the northeast, Tysons Corner to the southeast, Vienna to the south, Oakton to the southwest, Reston to the west, and the community of Great Falls to the north. The Dulles Toll Road crosses the center of the CDP, with access from Exits 15 (Wolftrap Park) and 16 (Virginia State Route 7). The Toll Road leads west 11 miles (18 km) to Washington Dulles International Airport; downtown Washington, D.C. is 16 miles (26 km) to the east via the Toll Road and Interstate 66. Virginia Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) forms the northern border of the CDP; the highway leads northwest 20 miles (32 km) to Leesburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Wolf Trap CDP has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.5 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.54%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 9,875
1990 13,133 33.0%
2000 14,001 6.6%
2010 16,131 15.2%

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,001 people, 4,566 households, and 4,173 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,512.3 people per square mile (583.8/km²). There were 4,606 housing units at an average density of 497.5/sq mi (192.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.45% White, 1.79% African American, 0.13% Native American, 8.36% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 4,566 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.1% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.6% were non-families. 6.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $135,782, and the median income for a family was $141,829. Males had a median income of $97,383 versus $53,306 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $56,294. About 0.5% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over.

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