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West Springfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 22,460 at the 2010 census.
West Springfield is located in southeastern Fairfax County at 38°47′18″N 77°13′58″W (38.788436, −77.232802). Its borders are the Norfolk Southern Railway to the north, Accotink Creek to the east, Fort Belvoir and the Fairfax County Parkway to the south, and Pohick Creek and a power line to the west.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area of the West Springfield CDP is 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.65%, is water.
At the 2010 census there were 22,460 people, 10,289 households, and 7,840 families in the CDP. The population density was 4,158.7 people per square mile (1,606.6/km²). There were 10,425 housing units at an average density of 1,527.7/sq mi (590.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.31% White, 4.89% African American, 0.28% Native American, 13.91% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 3.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.33%.
Of the 10,289 households 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.8% of households were one person and 4.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.16.
The age distribution was 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years.