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 91.93% 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 (16.13%), computer science and math (12.64%), and office and administrative support (10.98%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ashburn a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ashburn has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ashburn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Ashburn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ashburn. 60.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ashburn in 2010 was $46,981, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,924 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 11.67% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ashburn include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ashburn's cultural character, accounting for 22.54% of the town’s population.

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