County Remains Among Richest — U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2015 have Fairfax County’s median household income at $112,844, more than twice the national figure. The county trails only Loudoun County ($125,900) and the independent City of Falls Church ($122,092) in the national rankings. [WTOP]
Reston P&Z Committee Meets Tonight — The Reston Planning & Zoning Committee’s monthly meeting will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the North County Governmental Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive). Matters to be discussed include JBG/EYA’s project near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. [Reston P&Z Committee]
Wanted: School Bus Drivers — Fairfax County Public Schools has 85 openings for bus drivers. A job fair will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at Stonecroft Transportation Center (4641 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly). [Fairfax County Public Schools]
Gas Grill Safety Tips — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue wants citizens to be safe when they fire up the grill to make summer meals. With that in mind, they shared a video from the National Fire Protection Association that includes tips on where to place the grill, how to turn it on safely and more. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]
Reston Association Board Candidate Info Session Tomorrow — Anyone considering running for one of the four seats on the Reston Association Board of Directors is invited to attend a candidate information session Wednesday evening. Terms will begin in April. All candidate forms and applications for those wishing to be on the ballot must be turned in by Jan. 27. [Reston Now]
My, How You’ve Grown, Reston! — The U.S. Census Bureau has released five years’ worth of data about Reston and its residents, and the numbers show just how much the planned community has grown. Among the highlights in the information is a 7,000-person increase in population and a median household income that has surpassed $100,000. [Reston Patch]
Herndon Man Dies After NYE Hotel Roof Fall — A 23-year-old Herndon man died shortly after midnight on New Year’s in an incident on the roof of his Dupont Circle hotel. Reports indicate John Leonard was on the roof of his hotel when he fell into a boiler shaft and plummeted 10 stories. [Washington Post]
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)
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).
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.
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.