Herndon, VA

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Population

24,545

0.532% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$108,523

4.14% growth

Poverty Rate

6.83%


Number of Employees

14,285

1.05% growth

Median Property Value

$415,700

3.49% growth

About

In 2017, Herndon, VA had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $108,523. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Herndon, VA grew from 24,415 to 24,545, a 0.532% increase and its median household income grew from $104,204 to $108,523, a 4.14% increase.

The population of Herndon, VA is 36.4% White Alone, 34.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.1% Asian Alone. 55% of the people in Herndon, VA speak a non-English language, and 71.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Herndon, VA is $415,700, and the homeownership rate is 59.1%. Most people in Herndon, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Herndon, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Herndon, VA employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Herndon, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,810 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,566 people), and Construction (1,177 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($120,417), Public Administration ($103,194), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,641).

Median household income in Herndon, VA is $108,523. Males in Herndon, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Herndon, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$108,523

2017 value

± $6,514

4.14%

1 Year Growth

± 7.75%

Households in Herndon, VA have a median annual income of $108,523, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $104,204 in 2016, which represents a 4.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Herndon, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Herndon, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Herndon, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4808.02

  2. Census Tract 4809.01

  3. Census Tract 4808.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Herndon, VA was Census Tract 4808.02 with a value of $111,694, followed by Census Tract 4809.01 and Census Tract 4808.01, with respective values of $108,810 and $97,399.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Herndon, VA (1.67k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    758 ± 228

  2. Hispanic

    716 ± 241

  3. Asian

    397 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Herndon, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.3k

2017 Value

± 808

1.05%

1 Year growth

± 8.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Herndon, VA grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 14.1k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Herndon, VA, are Management Occupations (1,715 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,596 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Herndon, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Herndon, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,715 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,596 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Herndon, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.84 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.33 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Herndon, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($109,138), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,083), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($102,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.3k

2017 Value

± 808

1.05%

1 Year growth

± 8.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Herndon, VA grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 14.1k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Herndon, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,810 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,566 people), and Construction (1,177 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Herndon, VA, though some of these residents may live in Herndon, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Herndon, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,810 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,566 people), and Construction (1,177 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Herndon, VA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.81 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.09 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Herndon, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($120,417), Public Administration ($103,194), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,641).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.1% of the population of Herndon, VA has health coverage, with 56.3% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 5.72% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Herndon, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Herndon, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.9%

Uninsured

56.3%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

5.72%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Herndon, VA declined by 11.5% from 18% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Herndon, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Herndon, VA is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 71.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 41.3% of Herndon, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Herndon, VA is composed of 8.94k White Alone residents (36.4%), 8.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.1%), 4.19k Asian Alone residents (17.1%), 1.99k Black or African American Alone residents (8.12%), 853 Two or More Races residents (3.48%), 131 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.534%), 71 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.289%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Herndon, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,380 speakers), Urdu (734 speakers), and Vietnamese (658 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Herndon, VA was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Herndon, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Herndon, VA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 41.3% of Herndon, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Herndon, VA was 41.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Herndon, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Herndon, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

71.7%

2017 Citizenship

72.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 71.7% of Herndon, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Herndon, VA was 72.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.94k ± 704

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.37k ± 1.37k

  3. Asian Alone

    4.19k ± 628

In 2017, there were 1.07 times more White Alone residents (8.94k people) in Herndon, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.37k Hispanic or Latino and 4.19k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,380 speakers (32.6%)

  2. Urdu

    734 speakers (3.24%)

  3. Vietnamese

    658 speakers (2.9%)

55% of Herndon, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Herndon, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 32.6% of the overall population of Herndon, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.24% speak Urdu and 2.9% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    336 ± 106

  2. Vietnam

    259 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    166 ± 68

Herndon, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Herndon, VA was $415,700 in 2017, which is 1.91 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $401,700 to $415,700, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Herndon, VA is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Herndon, VA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Herndon, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$108,523

Median Household Income

± $6,514

7.69k

Number of Households

± 489

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.69k households in Herndon, VA grew to $108,523 from the previous year's value of $104,204.

The following chart displays the households in Herndon, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$415,700

2017 Median

± $18,111

$401,700

2016 Median

± $16,302

In 2017, the median property value in Herndon, VA grew to to $415,700 from the previous year's value of $401,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Herndon, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Herndon, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

59.1%

2017 Homeownership

58.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.1% of the housing units in Herndon, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Herndon, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Herndon, VA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Herndon, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Public Transit

    7.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Herndon, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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