In Fairfax County:
74,210 (1 in 15) people live in poverty (defined as an annual income of $23,850 for a family of four). 181,235 (1 in 6) county residents have incomes under 200% of poverty ($47,700 annual income for a family of four).
On January 28, 2016 there were 1,059 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. Children under the age of 18 account for 32 percent (341 persons) who were homeless. “2016 Point-in-time Count,”
Feeding America’s 2013 Map the Meal Gap study found more than 76,000 residents are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.
In the 2015-2016 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools reported that 50,679 students (27.5%) were eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
91% have annual incomes of 30,313 or less for a family of four (125% or less of federal poverty guidelines)
33% of families have at least one unemployed adult in the household
11% are over the age of 55
41% are under the age of 18
16% have a disabled family member