Reston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Reston Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Reston Content

Also See: Reston, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Reston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Reston Census Designated Place had a population of 60,238 as of July 1, 2016. Reston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Reston is located at latitude 38.9484 and longitude -77.3422 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Reston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 331 feet.

The Reston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389745) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Reston: Thornton Station, Thornton's Station, Wiehle.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Reston Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | VA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Hunter Mill District | Fairfax County | Virginia Counties / Independent Cities

Search the map for:

Reston, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,238
Population in Households 59,914
Population in Familes 44,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density1 3,932
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 26,357
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 15,248
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,681 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,676 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,313 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $481,235
Average Home Value $538,785


Median Household Income $106,880
Average Household Income $137,712
Per Capita Income $59,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.58%
Households 0.52% 0.59%
Families 0.47% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Reston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reston to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 98th
Population Density1 # 54 91st
Diversity Index2 # 103 83rd
Median Household Income # 71 88th
Per Capita Income # 28 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

Virginia Research Tools

Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Virginia Census Data
Highest or Lowest: