Herndon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,601 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.
Herndon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 computer science and math (12.90%), management occupations (11.34%), and maintenance occupations (10.13%).
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Herndon is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Herndon area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Herndon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.89% 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 2018 was $42,567, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,268 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Herndon, accounting for 36.21% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Herndon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Herndon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Herndon's cultural character, accounting for 42.83% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Herndon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.