Annandale, VA
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Annandale is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 43,119 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Annandale is the 26th largest community in Virginia.

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

Annandale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Annandale is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Annandale who work in office and administrative support (10.46%), management occupations (10.15%), and sales jobs (8.73%).

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

One downside of living in Annandale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.85 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Annandale is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Annandale area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Annandale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Annandale, 43.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Annandale in 2010 was $35,631, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,524 for a family of four. However, Annandale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Annandale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Annandale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Annandale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Annandale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Annandale include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Annandale's cultural character, accounting for 45.56% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Annandale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.