Vienna, VA
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Vienna is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 16,522 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 92.53% 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 (18.46%), business and financial occupations (10.37%), and sales jobs (9.80%).

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.

In addition, Vienna is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Vienna is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Vienna really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Vienna perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Despite being a small town, Vienna has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Vienna is a pretty powerful place. 66.48% of the adults in Vienna have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Vienna in 2010 was $58,907, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,628 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Vienna has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.46%).

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