Introduction to Vienna, Virginia

Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax county, is 6 miles NW of Annandale, Virginia (center to center) and 13 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is conveniently located inside the Washington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,453 people in Vienna.

Vienna History

The original name of this town was Ayr Hill. John Hunter, an early settler, named it after his birthplace of Ayr in Scotland. The town was renamed in the 1850s when William Hendrick, a doctor, offered to move to the area on the condition that the town be renamed after his hometown in Vienna, New York. The area had its First Baptist Church in 1867 which was originally constructed using lumber from Union Army barracks.

Vienna and nearby Attractions

  • Midgetville
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Vienna Technology Park
  • Freeman Store & Museum
  • Westwood Country Club

Things To Do In Vienna

The Parks and Recreation Department of Vienna provide high quality programs and facilities. They offer a wide range of activities, programs, classes, camps, and trips for people of all ages. They also sponsor various events and festivals throughout the year including the Halloween Parade, May KidsFest, July 4th Festivas and Fireworks, among others. The department also maintains several parks, athletic fields, stream valleys, and landscape beds around the town.

Vienna Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is a short drive away.

Vienna Higher Education

Washington Business School of North Virginia is the local center for higher studies. George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College are nearby.


Total Population 16,341
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,499
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 66.5%
Median Earnings25+ $79,198
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,954
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,224


Median Family Income $152,668
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 9.6%


People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,961
Median House Value $639,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.2%
Irish 12%

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

Vienna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Annandale, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia
County Fairfax
Standard Zip Codes 22027, 22124, 22180, 22181, 22182
P.O. Box Zip Codes 22183
Company Zip Codes 22184, 22185
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.901
Longitude -77.265

Vienna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
Distance 13 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Annandale 42,893 $86,810
Fairfax 23,402 $124,547
Falls Church 13,308 $165,430
Leesburg 47,872 $116,034
McLean 47,784 $212,588
Reston 60,112 $131,264

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

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Vienna High Schools

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Serves 2,306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Serves 1,744 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Serves 66 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.7

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