Ashburn, VA
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Ashburn is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 50,598 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Ashburn is the 20th largest community in Virginia.

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

Ashburn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ashburn is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashburn who work in management occupations (16.68%), computer science and math (12.71%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).

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

Because of many things, Ashburn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ashburn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ashburn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Ashburn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Ashburn is a pretty powerful place. 61.54% of the adults in Ashburn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Ashburn in 2010 was $47,578, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,312 for a family of four.

Ashburn is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ashburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ashburn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ashburn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.62% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ashburn include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Ashburn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.50%).

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