The town of Herndon, Virginia is home to approximately 25,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 35, are younger than most cities in Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 59% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,785 per month, exceeding the state average by $500 per month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Herndon has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 19% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are two primary industries in Herndon: scientific and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just under $115,000, Herndon workers take home about $27,000 more than the average Virginia resident. Herndon's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Herndon has an average commute time of about 30 minutes. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the population. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number is higher than the national average.