Annandale, VA

Annandale profile

Living in Annandale

Annandale is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 43,363 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Annandale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Annandale is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Annandale who work in management occupations (10.82%), office and administrative support (8.81%), and food service (7.92%).

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.

In Annandale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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

The education level of Annandale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Annandale, 44.87% 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 2018 was $40,361, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,444 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 32.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Annandale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Annandale's cultural character, accounting for 46.61% of the town’s population.

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