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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,415
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+13,954
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,282
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,830
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,105

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,390
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,791
Median House Value$401,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60%
German7.8%
English6.2%
Irish6%
African3.6%
Italian3.1%
Polish1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Arab1.3%
Sudanese1%
French Except Basque1%
Russian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Ethiopian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Herndon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfax County
Standard Zip Codes20170, 20171, 20190, 20191, 20194
P.O. Box Zip Codes20172, 20195
Company Zip Codes20192, 22095, 20196, 22096, 20598
Phone Area Codes571,703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.96
Approximate Longitude-77.38

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)

StationSTERLING RCS
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationLINCOLN
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clifton219$178,750
Fairfax23,620$121,554
Falls Church13,597$168,667
McLean48,867$217,667
Reston60,070$131,430
Vienna16,378$158,615

Herndon Public Schools

Clearview Elem
12635 Builders Rd
ZIP: 20170
(703) 708-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Dranesville Elem
1515 Powells Tavern Pl
ZIP: 20170
(703) 326-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Herndon Elem
630 Dranesville Rd
ZIP: 20170
(703) 326-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 940
Herndon High
700 Bennett St
ZIP: 20170
(703) 810-2200
High
Total Enrollment 2309
Herndon Middle
901 Locust St
ZIP: 20170
(703) 904-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1063
Hutchison Elem
13209 Parcher Ave
ZIP: 20170
(703) 925-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 985
Carson Middle
13618 Mclearen Rd
ZIP: 20171
(703) 925-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1432
Coates Elem
2480 River Birch Rd.
ZIP: 20171
(703) 713-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Crossfield Elem
2791 Fox Mill Rd
ZIP: 20171
(703) 295-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Floris Elem
2708 Centreville Rd
ZIP: 20171
(703) 561-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Fox Mill Elem
2611 Viking Dr
ZIP: 20171
(703) 262-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Mcnair Elem
2499 Thomas Jefferson Dr.
ZIP: 20171
(703) 793-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 1234
Oak Hill Elem
3210 Kinross Circle
ZIP: 20171
(703) 467-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 895

Herndon Private Schools

Ambleside School
1089 Liberty Meeting Ct
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Dulles Montessori School
898 Crestview Dr
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Federal Childrens Center
530 Huntmar Park Dr 800b
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Montessori Country School
621 Alabama Dr
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Montessori School Of Herndon
840 Dranesville Rd
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Joseph Elementary School
750 Peachtree St
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 593
Temple Baptist School
1545 Dranesville Rd
ZIP: 20170
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 162
The Boyd School-reston Campus
11579 Cedar Chase Rd
ZIP: 20170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Christian Academy
2516 Squirrel Hill Rd
ZIP: 20171
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Nysmith School For The Gifted
13625 Eds Dr
ZIP: 20171
Elementary
Total Enrollment 522
Reston Day School
3005 Dower House Dr
ZIP: 20171
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
The Auburn School
13525 Dulles Technology Dr Ste 101
ZIP: 20171
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
The Boyd School-herndon
13251 Woodland Park Rd
ZIP: 20171
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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