This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Great Falls has a very low population density. Great Falls is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Great Falls, VA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 10/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Great Falls has a population density of 494, with 8,818 current residents.
Out of the 8,818 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 75% of the residents are married and 25% are single.
- 54% Sun
- 40% Rain
- 9% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 28 years Median home age
- $931,190 Median home price
- -5.93% Home appreciation rate
- 10.67% Annual property tax
As for living in Great Falls, the air quality is 6% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 40% rainy, and 9% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Great Falls, you should know that 91% of homes are owned while 4.7% of homes are rented, and 4.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $931,190, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.93% and the annual property tax is 10.67%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Great Falls, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Great Falls’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Great Falls is 46 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.12% Democratic, 38.93% Republican, and 0.95% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
97%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
38%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Great Falls, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 4.50% of residents are unemployed in Great Falls (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Great Falls residents: 37.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 34.80% are in the arts and sciences field, 6.3% are in the customer service field, 17.9% are in the sales field, 0.18% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 1.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 1.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 97.24%, 3.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 38.05% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 37.94% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Great Falls, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Great Falls have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 13% of residents work from home.