Did You Know These Facts About Franconia?

Franconia is located just southwest of the City of Alexandria in Fairfax County. Here are some cool facts about Franconia that will refresh your knowledge about this beautiful place.

  • Franconia Museum hosts story-swaps two or three times a year and the Franconia History Day in the fall.
  • Franconia has existed as a community since the 1870s when a station by that name opened on the RF&P Railroad; however, like most of the surrounding area, it only began to develop into its present, suburban form in the 1950s.
  • Franconia borders Fort Belvoir and includes most of Kingstowne and other neighborhoods such as Hayfield, Manchester Lakes and Windsor Park.
  • Franconia homes have street addresses with an Alexandria ZIP code, most usually 22310 or 22315.
  • Franconia has a population of 19,935 and is the 2,182nd largest city in the United States.
  • The population density is 5,727 per sq mi which is 2893% higher than the Virginia average and 6221% higher than the national average.
  • The median age in Franconia is 36.
  • In Franconia, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 68% speak English and 9% speak Spanish.
  • 27% of Franconia residents were born in Virginia, 47% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 23% were foreign-born.
  • The median property value in Franconia is $403,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%.
  • Most people in Franconia commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32 minutes.
  • The average car ownership in Franconia is 2 cars per household.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.