Herndon, VA
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Living in Herndon


Herndon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,655 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Herndon is the 40th 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 (12.01%), computer science and math (10.14%), and maintenance occupations (10.12%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Herndon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Herndon is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Herndon, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Herndon. 50.60% 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 Herndon in 2018 was $45,008, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,032 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 34.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Herndon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Herndon's cultural character, accounting for 42.50% 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.