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A Taste of Lorton, Virginia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LORTON?
  1. Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population is 27,709 as of the 2008 census estimate.

  2. Lorton is named for a village in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria in England, the hometown of Joseph Plaskett who settled in the area running a general store and opened the Lorton Valley, Virginia Post Office on November 11, 1875.

  3. Lorton is also is one of the two stations that serves Amtrak's Auto Train which carries passengers and their vehicles non-stop to Sanford, FL, about 30 minutes away from Orlando, FL. The Lorton and Occoquan Railroad once operated between the Lorton Reformatory and Occoquan, Virginia, with connection to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad.

  4. Historic landmarks include Gunston Hall, George Mason's Home, Pohick Church with George Washington's box, Belvoir which was George Fairfax's home, the Market, and now Fort Belvoir Army Corps of Engineer base and Cranford Church. Woodlawn Plantation and Mt. Vernon, George Washington's Home on the Potomac River lie just to the North.

  5. Several new town centers have opened in Lorton over the past few years. At the corner of Lorton Road and Lorton Market Street are: Shoppers Food, Virginia ABC store, Quiznos, Glory Days, Bank of America, Caribou Coffee, Baskin Robbins, barber, Mexican restaurant, and other shops. Near the Lorton VRE commuter rail station on Lorton Station Boulevard are: Wells Fargo, Subway, Fireside Grill, Pane e Vino, K&C Pharmacy, dry cleaner, Music&Arts, salon, Lasani Kabob , FedEx/Kinkos, and other shops.

  6. The median income for a household in the CDP is $96,550, according to a 2008 estimate. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,799. About 5.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Radio Stations


WPER 89.9 FM Culpeper, VA Christian Contemporary
WCSP 90.1 FM Washington, DC News/Talk
WKYS 93.9 FM Washington, DC Hip Hop
WWXX 94.3 FM Buckland, VA Sports
WPGC 95.5 FM Morningside, MD Hip Hop
WGRQ (CP) 95.9 FM Fairview Beach, VA Oldies
WHUR 96.3 FM Washington, DC Urban Contemporary
WNEW 99.1 FM Bowie, MD Urban Contemporary
WIHT 99.5 FM Washington, DC Top-40
WMMJ 102.3 FM Bethesda, MD Urban Contemporary
WTOP 103.5 FM Washington, DC News
WPRS 104.1 FM Waldorf, MD Gospel Music
WMAL 105.9 FM Woodbridge, VA News/Talk
WJFK 106.7 FM Manassas, VA Sports
WTEM 980 AM Washington, DC Sports

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Demographics of Lorton, Virginia

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

48.95%

34.66%

0.29%

7.63%

9.74%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Lorton, Virginia


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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Beyond Hair & Braids -  Category: Cosmetics & Beauty Supply, Barbers, Hair Salons -   7748 Gunston Plz Lorton, VA 22079 (703) 339-1144  - (reviews)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Hews Carpet Care LLC -  Category: Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning -   7964 Conell Court, Lorton VA. 22079  - (visit website)

  2. Jeanette F. Walton Licensed Realtor -  Category: Realtor -  This licensed realtor is available to discuss your plans to buy your next elegant home or support you search to find that special buyer for your current property. If you are thinking of leasing, we also provide access to the most desirable, upscale rental locations in northern Virginia. The call is free, so why hesitate, call right away!!! You won't find a more dynamic or hardworking realtor in Virginia!! Don't shake your head later and say, "I should have called Walton!!!"   Exit Realty Lorton VA. (703) 577-4073  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. American Bar-B-Que & Catering -  Category: Bar-B-Que -   7230 Lockport Place, Lorton, VA (703) 550-7757   - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. Ethiopian Evangelical Church -  10300 Gunston Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (703) 339-5249

  2. Grace Memorial AME Zion -  7764 Armistead Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (703) 339-0033

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