Reston, Virginia is a town with a population of slightly more than 60,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 40, is a bit older than other cities in Virginia, which has an average age of 37. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 61% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,700 per month, exceeding the state average by $415 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Reston residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Many residents (46%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is used by just 5% of the population. Few workers commute on foot.
There are three primary industries in Reston: scientific, healthcare, and public administration. Together, these industries account for 27% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 14% of the city's population works in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $123K, Reston workers earn more than the average Virginia resident. Reston's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Reston has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 21% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 26% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.