Dunn Loring, the earliest platted subdivision in Fairfax County and possibly the Commonwealth of Virginia, was founded in 1886.Dunn Loring is located in northeastern Fairfax County. It is bordered to the west by the town of Vienna, to the north by Tysons Corner, to the east by the Capital Beltway, and to the south by Interstate 66. Dunn Loring is 14 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,861 people, 2,668 households, and 2,038 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,855.9 people per square mile. There were 2,711 housing units at an average density of 1,329.8/sq mi.
Dunn Loring is roughly equidistant from Washington Dulles International Airport, the largest international airport in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, 16 miles to the west, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 12 miles to the east. It is also served by the Dunn Loring station on the Washington Metro’s Orange Line.