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Lorton

Welcome to Lorton

For a small-town feel, Lorton is the place. Here you’ll find a pleasing mix of urban and suburban characteristics. This Northern Virginia area comprises a number of scenic parks, including Occoquan Regional Park that runs along a tributary of the Potomac River.
 
Lorton is less than twenty miles south of Washington, D.C., making it a great place for daily commuters. Four major throughways surround Lorton–-I-95, the Fairfax County Parkway, Route 123, and Route 1–adding to the convenience and accessibility. It’s also within range of Alexandria, Arlington, and other popular destinations in Virginia.
 
While known for being a quiet neighborhood, there’s still much to do and see in and around Lorton. One popular attraction is Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center, an old jail converted into studio space that supports dozens of local artists. You can take in contemporary art or engage in creative workshops. Most of the homes in this community are townhomes and single-family homes.

Overview for Lorton, VA

21,394 people live in Lorton, where the median age is 37.4 and the average individual income is $43,072. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,394

Total Population

37.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,072

Average individual Income

Around Lorton, VA

There's plenty to do around Lorton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

45
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
33
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Macaron Delights, GotCha Hooked Seafood, and M Station Milk Tea Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.48 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.74 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.04 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lorton, VA

Lorton has 6,496 households, with an average household size of 3.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lorton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,394 people call Lorton home. The population density is 4,016.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,394

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.4

Median Age

46.84 / 53.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,496

Total Households

3.28

Average Household Size

$43,072

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lorton, VA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Lorton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Lorton Station Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5

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