Ashburn, VA
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Living in Ashburn


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 91.71% 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 (17.23%), computer science and math (13.28%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Ashburn is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ashburn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ashburn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.58 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Ashburn is a pretty powerful place. 62.83% 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 2018 was $55,422, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,688 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 11.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ashburn include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ashburn's cultural character, accounting for 23.07% of the town’s population.

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