Reston, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Reston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Reston Census Designated Place had a population of 60,614 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.9687 and longitude -77.3411 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Reston Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Reston, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 60,614
Population in Households 60,292
Population in Familes 45,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density2 3,957
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $111,015
Average Household Income $145,760
Per Capita Income $63,346


Total Housing Units 27,885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,133 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,399 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,353 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $492,387
Average Home Value $552,124


Total Households 26,532
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 15,237
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.84%
Households 0.47% 0.9%
Families 0.35% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 2018 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 Density # 54 91st
Diversity Index # 102 83rd
Median Household Income # 74 88th
Per Capita Income # 29 95th

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