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Overview

Introduction to Herndon, Virginia

Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax county, is 2 miles W of Reston, Virginia (center to center) and 20 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is included in the Washington metropolitan area.

Herndon History

Herndon was named after Commander William Lewis Herndon, an American naval explorer. He had captained the SS Central America and went down with the ship while trying to save more than 150 passengers and crew members. This area was named after Herndon in 1858. During the 1870s, several soldiers from the North settled down in Herndon with their families. The settlement developed into a center for dairy farming and tourism.

Herndon and nearby Attractions

  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum
  • Frying Pan Park
  • Mount Vernon
  • Wolf Trap National Park
  • Washington and Old Dominion Trail
  • Sully Plantation

Things To Do In Herndon

Herndon is a lively town which plays host to several celebrations throughout the year. Some of the unique local celebrations are the Taste of Town, held in the month of April, and the Herndon Festival, held in June. There are free weekly concerts every Friday night during the months of May and August. Herndon also has some historically interesting sites including the Herndon Depot Museum and the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Herndon Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is nearby

Herndon Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Montgomery College.

People

Total Population 24,384
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 14,015
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,639
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,612

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,609
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,761
Median House Value $379,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 5.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Herndon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Reston, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia
County Fairfax
Standard Zip Codes 20170, 20171, 20190, 20191, 20194
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20172, 20195
Company Zip Codes 20192, 20193, 20196, 22092, 22095, 22096
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.969
Longitude -77.386

Herndon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STERLING RCS
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station ROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station LINCOLN
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Herndon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oak Hill (20171)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton 257 $179,250
Fairfax 23,402 $124,547
Falls Church 13,308 $165,430
McLean 47,784 $212,588
Reston 60,112 $131,264
Vienna 16,341 $152,668

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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HERNDON HIGH
700 BENNETT ST
703-810-2200
Serves 2,343 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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