Vienna, VA
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Vienna is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 16,544 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.49% 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.

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.

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.

Even though Vienna is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Vienna, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Vienna is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Vienna's cultural character, accounting for 20.77% of the town’s population.

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