Herndon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,339 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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: 49.65% 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 $47,988, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,952 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 36.65% 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 44.00% 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.