Lorton, VA 

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+20.3% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

149.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

7.7 / 6.0

summer / winter

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Lorton, VA

Lorton is an incorporated town located in Fairfax County, Virginia featuring plenty of attractions such as exploring its multiple parks perfect for enjoying a picnic or taking part in various sports activities plus nearby Pohick Bay Regional Park provides amazing views great for outdoor activities. Additionally there are numerous locally owned stores and eateries providing unique items or delicious cuisine ideal for any budget during their stay here! National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: 22079
Cost of Living: 49.7% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


The unemployment rate in Lorton is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lorton jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lorton's cost of living is 49.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lorton's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Lorton, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fairfax county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.9% to 28.0%. More Voting Stats

Lorton's population is 21,394 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lorton is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%.

Lorton public schools spend $14,978 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Lorton. More Education

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Housing Market in Lorton

It's a good time to buy in Lorton. Home Appreciation is up 3.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lorton is .

Reviews for Lorton   4 Reviews
Housing in Lorton - 1/18/2010
Lorton is a nice commuter neighborhood about 18 miles south of Washington D.C. The community has grown significantly in the past ten years with a mix of townhomes and... Read More

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An Absolute Nightmare - 3/11/2008
One of the top-3 reasons I chose Lorton was it's proximity to the Virginia Railway Express at Lorton Station. The VRE is slow but determined, and will take you to work... Read More

Love this area - 5/20/2006
I love the Northern Virginian area, however it is impossible to be a single female and retire in this... Read More

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