Herndon, VA
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Herndon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,568 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Herndon is the 39th largest community in Virginia.

Herndon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Herndon 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, Herndon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herndon is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Herndon who work in management occupations (11.85%), sales jobs (9.60%), and food service (8.97%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Herndon use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Herndon‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Herndon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.67% of adults in Herndon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Herndon in 2010 was $40,008, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,032 for a family of four. However, Herndon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Herndon is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Herndon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Herndon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Herndon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Herndon include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Herndon's cultural character, accounting for 43.16% of the town’s population.

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