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McLean, VA

McLean, VA

McLean is an unincorporated area in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. The community had a total population of 38,929 as of the 2000 census.Mclean is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mclean is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mclean who work in management occupations (21.74%), legal occupations (10.20%), and business and financial occupations (9.63%).

Also of interest is that Mclean has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Mclean is also a town of artists. Mclean has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mclean's character.

A relatively large number of people in Mclean telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.53% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition to being popular with young singles, Mclean is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates," which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Mclean is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mclean a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town's good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mclean has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mclean's overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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As of the 2010 census, there were 48,115 people, 17,063 households, and 13,453 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,600.8 people per square mile (1,004.2/km²). There were 17,756 housing units at an average density of 959.8 per square mile (370.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.3% White, 14.9% Asian, 1.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 17,063 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80, and the average family size was 3.17.

The population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males age 18 and over.

As of 2009, the median income for a household in the CDP was $156,943, and the median income for a family was $188,682. Males had a median income of $130,502 versus $83,491 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $80,879. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 4.4% of those 65 and older.
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Central Intelligence Agency

The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency are located in the Langley area of McLean. The Department Transportation's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is also located down the street from the CIA headquarters.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior United States policymakers. The CIA also engages in covert activities at the request of the President of the United States of America.

The CIA's primary function is to collect information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and to advise public policymakers. The agency conducts covert operations and paramilitary actions, and exerts foreign political influence through its Special Activities Division.

Today, the CIA still has a number of functions in common with other countries' intelligence agencies; see RelatiMclean is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 39,003 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Mclean is the 25th largest community in Virginia.