Herndon has the 1276th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Herndon is part of the Washington DC metro area. Unemployment in the Washington DC area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Washington DC has the 6th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Herndon is above average at $66,790, and the median cost of a home in Herndon is $382,600, which is above the national average. 48% of workers in Herndon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Herndon. 69% of Herndon workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Herndon spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.