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 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.

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.

Vienna also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.46%.

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