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Herndon
  • Suburb in Virginia

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Herndon is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 24,456. Herndon is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Herndon offers residents an urban suburban mix 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 above average.

About

About Herndon...
Population
24,456

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$524,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,029
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Herndon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    108
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    108
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    54
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,570.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    national  11%

Working in Herndon

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$133,403
National
$75,149

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