The Data Drives The Narrative

In Fauquier County, our landscape influences our lifestyle. Our residents enjoy wide open spaces with room to grow, which keeps aspirations high and possibilities abundant. Our population is 72,972—a comfortable 11.9% increase from 2010 to 2020. Steady growth attests to our high value, low-cost lifestyle relative to neighboring counties in Northern Virginia. Excellent schools, easy commutes, and well-priced real estate attract people seeking quality and affordability.

Top Employment Industries


Fauquier County mirrors Virginia’s achievement profile, with approximately 91% of residents holding high school diplomas, and about 37% of residents holding bachelor’s degrees at a minimum. Our resident talent pool is diverse in culture, age, and area of expertise, which attracts businesses seeking capable talent. The top industries employing Fauquier County residents include the following:


  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration


Fauquier’s Talent Pool


Fauquier’s talent pool provides businesses with a real advantage. Our median age is a prime working age of 41. Locally, 67.3% of residents aged 16 and over and 85.6% of workers (25-55), participate in the workforce. Our labor force participation rate for veterans is 82.2%, and our labor force participation rate for people with disabilities is 53.2%. Their range of experiences, perspectives, and talents elevate our businesses and power our economy.

The data below speaks to our strengths. For greater detail, please access 2020 U.S. Census Reporter for Fauquier County or our community profile by the Virginia Employment Commission.


Capable, creative people drive our regional economy. Fauquier County is home to one of the most educated, technologically progressive talent pools in the nation. Our workforce is over 31,000, and our regional commuter shed is 2 million skilled workers strong. As a whole, our talent is seasoned, engaged, and ready to accelerate your goals.