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Welcome to Herndon ...

The town of Herndon is located in Fairfax County<1>.

The location of Herndon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Herndon has a population of 24,709 people<3> (see below for details).

Herndon is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Herndon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Herndon: (703) & (571)<5>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Herndon.

Websites for Herndon ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Herndon had an population of 24,709 people. This is an increase of 6.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Herndon had a population of 23,292 people. This makes Herndon the county's most populous community.

The population of Herndon represents 0.29% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,292 people, the population of Herndon increased 7.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,655 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Herndon.

Communities Also Named Herndon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Herndon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Herndon.

Communities near Herndon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Herndon.

  • Arlington
  • Rockville
  • Gaithersburg
  • Leesburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
    • Leesburg lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Herndon.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,488 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<7>
  • Manassas
  • Fairfax
  • Manassas Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
    • Manassas Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Herndon.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<7>
  • Vienna
  • Falls Church
  • Poolesville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolesville
    • Poolesville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Herndon.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,249 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Herndon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Herndon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Herndon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Herndon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Herndon. See our Newspapers Page for Herndon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herndon ...

Looking for more information about Herndon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Herndon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Herndon.

Adding Herndon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Herndon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Herndon was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Herndon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Herndon.

The official website for Herndon:

The official website for Fairfax County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Herndon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Herndon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Herndon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Herndon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HerndonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herndon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9699, Longitude: -77.3868       In this case, the coordinates for Herndon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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