Vienna, VA
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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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Vienna is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Vienna a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Vienna has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Vienna’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

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.