Herndon, VA
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Living in Herndon


Herndon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,601 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Herndon is the 39th largest community in Virginia.

Herndon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Herndon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Herndon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herndon is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Herndon who work in computer science and math (12.98%), maintenance occupations (10.96%), and management occupations (10.76%).

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

For the size of the town, public transportation in Herndon is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Herndon, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Herndon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.02% of adults in Herndon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Herndon in 2018 was $43,388, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,552 for a family of four. However, Herndon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Herndon is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Herndon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Herndon, accounting for 36.89% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Herndon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Herndon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Herndon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.80%.

The most common language spoken in Herndon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.