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ACS Data Shows Reston as Growing and Fairly Affluent

by Karen Goff December 10, 2014 at 11:00 am 0

Reston signReston is affluent when compared with the rest of Virginia, has a growing population and a median age of 38.6.

Those are some of the findings of the Five-Year American Community Survey, which was released last week.

The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey by the United States Census that provides data every year — giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.

Here are some of the basics the ACS Found. To see much more data, visit the ACS Website.

Reston By the Numbers 2009-2013

Population: 59,388 (up from 58,404 in 2010 Census)

Race

43,061 White (72.5 percent)

6,373 Asian (10.7 percent)

6,028 Black (10.2 percent)

8,555 Latino (14 percent)

Of note: While the White, Black and Asian percentages populations have stayed about the same since 2010, the Latino population has grown by 2 percent (the 2010 Census counted 7,479 Latinos or 12 percent of the population).

Income

Reston’s Median Household Income is $107,962 (Virginia median is $63, 907)

7.9 percent of individuals live at or below the poverty line (Virginia average is 11.9 percent)

The mean travel time to work is 29.9 minutes — but 6.8 percent of Restonians say they work at home.

Housing

Reston has 26,859 housing units. Sixty-two percent (16,594) of those are owned rather than rented. Median value is $436,200.

Fun fact: 161 residents say they purchased the home in which they lived in 1969 or before.

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