Vienna, VA
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Living in Vienna


Vienna is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 16,468 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Vienna is the 53rd largest community in Virginia.

Vienna home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Vienna real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Vienna is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vienna is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vienna who work in management occupations (19.20%), computer science and math (10.98%), and business and financial occupations (10.89%).

Also of interest is that Vienna 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 Vienna telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.49% 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.

In addition, Vienna is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Vienna is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Vienna’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Vienna, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Vienna is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Vienna. 67.16% 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 Vienna in 2010 was $62,824, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,296 for a family of four.

Vienna is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Vienna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vienna residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vienna include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Vienna has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.77%).

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