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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Herndon is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 24,545. Herndon is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Herndon offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Herndon there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Herndon and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Herndon are highly rated.
About Herndon...
Population
24,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$415,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,827
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Herndon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    89.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    40.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,091.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Herndon

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,523
National
$55,322
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Herndon Reviews

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The school district in Herndon, Fairfax County Public schools, includes some of the most highly rated schools. Teachers help students not only prepare for college, but also guide them through their studies to ensure they will be prepared for when they leave their homes and move into the real world. The suburb itself is fairly wealthy, so many families have access to well-kept public services, varying from parks to malls to public pools. Families are willing to help each other out with simple tasks, and the community is very well connected through social media groups, clubs, and activities for all ages. Sports and academic extracurriculars are highly encouraged in the community for school-age children, so almost every kid has connections outside of school. Overall, the community is very well connected and educated.
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Friendly, neighborhood. Just one hour from Washington DC, so near all the wonderful FREE museums!
Fairfax County Public Schools are excellent, so full of people from all over the world.
The bad: you have to have car. Public transportation is good, but expensive and have very few schedules.
Night life does not exist.
I have lived in Herndon for around 12 years and grew up there. As a kid going through the local schooling systems, I can say that I got an excellent education which prepared me well for college. The environment of the suburbs is very safe and family-friendly, and there are many families with young children actively moving into the area due to the high economic growth. Though the area can be pricey for housing, the small town outside of a large city environment, access to public amenities, shopping, and the great community, I strongly recommend living here.