A strain of Ebola, called Ebola-Reston was named after the city, after monkeys imported from the Philippines that were in the city were found to have the virus.
Geography\nReston is located at 38°57'16" North, 77°20'47" West (38.954577, -77.346357)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.0 km² (17.4 mi²). 44.4 km² (17.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.21% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census of 2000, there are 56,407 people, 23,320 households, and 14,481 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,269.9/km² (3,288.6/mi²). There are 24,210 housing units at an average density of 545.0/km² (1,411.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 73.62% White, 9.12% African American, 0.25% Native American, 9.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.12% from other races, and 3.23% from two or more races. 10.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 23,320 households out of which 29.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $80,018, and the median income for a family is $94,061. Males have a median income of $70,192 versus $45,885 for females. The per capita income for the town is $42,747. 4.5% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.0% are 65 or older.