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About Herndon

Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia. It covers 4 square miles. Residents named the town after Commander William Lewis Herndon, who saved 149 people from a shipwreck. The town was incorporated in 1879.

Herndon has a population of 25,000 people. Around 72% of the town’s residents are United States citizens, compared to 93% of people nationwide. Roughly 1,100 military veterans live in Herndon.

Over 41% of people in Herndon were born in a foreign country. The town’s racial composition is 36% Hispanic, 33% white, 18% Asian, and 9% black. Nearly 55% of residents have a native language that is not English. Herndon is home to 7,400 Spanish speakers and 700 Urdu speakers.

People in Herndon earn an average annual salary of $39,300. The median household income is $104,200. Forty-eight percent of adults age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree. Around 7% of Herndon residents live in poverty.  

Mental Health in Herndon

Mental health awareness in Fairfax County has increased after the suicide of a police officer in 2017. The death also highlighted the increased risk of depression among law enforcement officers. Mental health stigma is an issue in police and fire departments nationwide. Since the suicide, the Fairfax County Police Department has enacted mandatory suicide prevention training for all employees.

Access to mental health care is a concern for several areas in Fairfax County. In the town of Herndon, for example, 19% of residents do not have health insurance.

References:

  1. Gentzler, D. (2018, May 17). Fairfax Co. police officer’s suicide raises awareness of mental health stigma. NBC. Retrieved from https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Fairfax-County-Police-Officers--482964371.html
  2. Hambrick, G. (2016, February 7). Remembering Herndon’s history: Why Commander Herndon was a hero. Herndon Patch. Retrieved from https://patch.com/virginia/herndon/remembering-herndons-history-why-commander-herndon-was-hero-0
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