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Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for Capt. William Lewis Herndon, who was lost at sea in 1857.
The latitude of Herndon is 38.969N. The longitude is -77.386W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,721.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Herndon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfax County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20170 ZIP code.
9% of Herndon residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Herndon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Herndon was $26,941, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Herndon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Herndon include Herndon Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Herndon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $877. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,526.
Libraries in Herndon include Herndon Fortnightly Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Herndon include Herndon Observer
Fairfax County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Herndon political report.
The average commute time for Herndon workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Herndon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Herndon include Candlewood Suites Herndon, Comfort Inn Dulles International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott Herndon / Reston, Days Hotel & Conference Center, Hawthorn Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Dulles, Oakwood Dulles, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn ... More hotels.
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