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 sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Herndon who work in management occupations (10.90%), computer science and math (10.71%), and office and administrative support (9.97%).

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.

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.

The education level of Herndon ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Herndon, 48.50% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Herndon in 2010 was $38,776, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,104 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 36.22% 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 English, Irish, African, and Italian.

In addition, Herndon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (43.08%).

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