Herndon Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Herndon?

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There are 24,577 residents in Herndon, with a median age of 35.5. Of this, 49.88% are males and 50.12% are females. US-born citizens make up 55.46% of the resident pool in Herndon, while non-US-born citizens account for 19.36%. Additionally, 25.18% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 20,652 people in Herndon currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 24,577 0.2%
Male Population 12,259 0.0%
Female Population 12,318 0.4%
Male population 49.88%
Female population 50.12%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.5 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 13,631 3.1%
Citizen not US Born 4,757 4.3%
Not Citizen 6,189 -8.4%
Citizen US Born 55.46%
Citizen not US Born 19.36%
Not Citizen 25.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 406 0.7%
Moved from Same County 2,262 5.2%
Moved from Same State 490 0.6%
Moved from Different State 508 -21.5%
Same House as Last Year 20,652 0.6%
Moved from Abroad 1.67%
Moved from Same County 9.3%
Moved from Same State 2.01%
Moved from Different State 2.09%
Same House as Last Year 84.92%

What are the employment statistics in Herndon?

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White-collar workers make up 84.01% of the working population in Herndon, while blue-collar employees account for 15.99%. There are also 1,351 entrepreneurs in Herndon (9.02% of the workforce); 10,838 workers employed in private companies (72.38%); and 1,900 people working in governmental institutions (12.69%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 12,580 5.5%
Blue Collar 2,394 2.2%
White Collar 84.01%
Blue Collar 15.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,351 -4.4%
Private Companies 10,838 4.6%
Governmental Workers 1,900 8.2%
Not for Profit Companies 885 20.1%
Self Employees 9.02%
Private Companies 72.38%
Governmental Workers 12.69%
Not for Profit Companies 5.91%

How many households are there in Herndon?

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There are a total of 7,721 households in Herndon, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 71.23% of these Herndon households, while non-family units account for the remaining 28.77%. Additionally, 37.2% of households have children and 62.8% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 7,721 -0.4%
Average People Per Household 3 0.3%
Family Households 5,500 -1.8%
Non-family Households 2,221 3.5%
Family Households 71.23%
Non-family Households 28.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,872 -6.2%
Households without Children 4,849 3.5%
Households with Children 37.2%
Households without Children 62.8%

What are the median and average incomes in Herndon?

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The average annual household income in Herndon is $135,779, while the median household income sits at $112,644 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $123,021, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $118,495. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $82,250 and $80,735, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $135,779 3.6%
Median Household Income $112,644 1.1%
People below Poverty Level 1,495 8.9%
People above Poverty Level 22,778 -0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Herndon?

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There are 7,905 housing units in Herndon, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 7,721 occupied housing units in Herndon, 63.29% are owner-occupied, while 36.71% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 79.66% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $465,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,982 per month in Herndon.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 7,905 -1.3%
Median Year Built 1982 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 153 7.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 47 -39.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 182 -2.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 556 13.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,637 -8.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,705 3.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,473 -11.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 910 26.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 242 21.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 7,721 -0.4%
Owner Occupied 4,887 4.7%
Renter Occupied 2,834 -8.0%
Owner Occupied 63.29%
Renter Occupied 36.71%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,893 3.9%
Without Mortgage 994 7.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $465,200 4.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $468,600 7.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,982 2.9%
With Mortgage 79.66%
Without Mortgage 20.34%

What is the level of education in Herndon?

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Approximately 26.46% of the population in Herndon holds a high school degree (that's 4,957 residents), while 14.37% have attained a college certificate (2,701 locals) and 28.78% have a bachelor's degree (5,393 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,589 9.1%
Some High School 4,957 -8.9%
Some College 2,701 4.5%
Associate Degree 745 -5.2%
Bachelor's Degree 5,393 14.2%
Graduate Degree 3,361 -6.0%
No High School 8.48%
Some High School 26.46%
Some College 14.37%
Associate Degree 3.98%
Bachelor's Degree 28.78%
Graduate Degree 17.94%

What is the marital status of Herndon residents?

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A total of 7,358 people in Herndon have never been married (which represents 37.32% of the total population), while 10,382 of them are wedded (52.66%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 375 (1.9%) and 1,432 (7.26%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 7,358 4.5%
Married 10,382 -0.9%
Separated 375 7.5%
Widowed 545 -7.5%
Divorced 1,432 1.5%
Never Married 37.32%
Married 52.66%
Separated 1.9%
Widowed 2.76%
Divorced 7.26%

What are the most common means of transportation in Herndon?

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The top three means of transportation people in Herndon use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 11,318 residents commute by car, 872 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 493 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 11,318 3.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 872 -12.5%
Subway or Elevated 7 N/A
Railroad 29 -17.1%
Bicycle 96 33.3%
TaxiCab 94 -17.5%
Walk 493 -9.7%

What is the median and average household income in Herndon by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
20170 43,610 13,406 $130,336.00 $153,539.00
20171 50,511 17,278 $149,393.00 $188,933.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 20170 20171

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