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Overview

Introduction to Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun county, is 15 miles NW of Reston, Virginia (center to center) and 33 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia. Part of the surrounding Washington metro area, the town is not an isolated town.

Leesburg History

Leesburg was founded sometime before 1755 by Nicholas Minor. He bought land near the intersection of Potomac Ridge Road and Old Carolina Road and built a tavern. Though growth was very slow, Nicholas Minor named settlements around the tavern "George Town." The village started developing after the establishment of a Court House in the area in 1758. In the same year the Virginia General Assembly officially established the town of Leesburg.

Leesburg and nearby Attractions

  • Dodona Manor
  • Morven Park
  • Oatlands Plantation
  • White's Ferry
  • Exeter Plantation
  • Leesburg Animal Park

Things To Do In Leesburg

Leesburg’s Historic District is mentioned in the National Register of Historic Places. It is acknowledged to be among the most picturesque and best preserved downtowns in Virginia. Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail stretches over a distance of 45 miles and is popular among joggers, bikers, and hikers. The Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary, located towards the west of Leesburg, has a mansion as well as a nature reserve.

Leesburg Transportation

Flights can be availed from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Leesburg Higher Education

George Mason University, Montgomery College, and Frederick Community College offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,401
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens7.3%
Employed Population 16+27,038
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.2%
Median Earnings25+$53,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,633
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,654

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,080
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,446
Median House Value$387,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.1%
German13.8%
English10.1%
Irish9.6%
Italian7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.7%
Polish2.5%
African2.3%
Arab1.9%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Russian1.2%
Iranian1.1%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Egyptian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Somali0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
South African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Leesburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Loudoun County
Standard Zip Codes20175, 20176
P.O. Box Zip Codes20177, 20178
Phone Area Codes571,703,540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.1
Approximate Longitude-77.55

Leesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLINCOLN
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationMOUNT WEATHER
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp45 to 61 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationFREDERICK POLICE BRKS
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hamilton448$126,250
Lovettsville2,096$108,333
Middleburg656$69,375
Purcellville8,914$124,423
Reston60,070$131,430
Round Hill570$113,500

Leesburg Public Libraries

Loudoun County Public Library
102 NORTH STREET, NW SUITE A
Leesburg, Virginia
(703) 777-0368

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Leesburg Hospitals

Inova Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center
44035 Riverside Parkway, Ste. 200
(571) 209-6465
Inova Loudoun Hospital
(Non-profit)
44045 Riverside Parkway
(703) 858-6000

Leesburg Public Schools

C. S. Monroe Technology Ctr.
715 Childrens Ctr Rd Sw
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2080
Catoctin Elem
311 Catoctin Circle Sw
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2940
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Cool Spring Elem
501 Tavistock Dr Se
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2890
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Evergreen Mill Elem
491 Evergreen Mill Rd Se
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Frederick Douglass Elem
510 Principal Drummond Way, Se
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-1920
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Heritage High
520 Evergreen Mill Rd. Se
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2800
Other
Total Enrollment 1354
J. Lupton Simpson Middle
490 Evergreen Mill Rd Se
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2840
Middle
Total Enrollment 1005
Loudoun Co. Juvenile Detention Home
42020 Loudoun Center Place
ZIP: 20175
(703) 771-5325
Loudoun County High
415 Dry Mill Rd Sw
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1495
Sycolin Creek Elem
21100 Evergreen Mills Road
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
The Loudoun Governor's Career & Technical Academy
715 Childrens Center Road, Sw
ZIP: 20175
(571) 252-1070
Ball's Bluff Elem
821 Battlefield Pkwy Ne
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Belmont Ridge Middle
19045 Upper Belmont Place
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2220
Middle
Total Enrollment 1154
Douglass School
407 E. Market St.
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2060
Frances Hazel Reid Elem
800 N. King St.
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Harper Park Middle
701 Potomac Station Dr Ne
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2820
Middle
Total Enrollment 1048
John W. Tolbert Jr. Elem
691 Potomac Station Dr Ne
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2870
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Leesburg Elem
323 Plaza St Ne
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Lucketts Elem
14550 James Monroe Hwy
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2070
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Riverside High
19019 Upper Belmont Place
ZIP: 20176
(703) 554-8900
Seldens Landing Elem
43345 Coton Commons Dr.
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 816
Smart's Mill Middle
850 N. King St.
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-2030
Middle
Total Enrollment 1104
Tuscarora High
801 North King Street
ZIP: 20176
(571) 252-1900
Other
Total Enrollment 1943

Leesburg Private Schools

A Kid's Place
248 Loudoun St Sw
ZIP: 20175
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Dominion Academy
835 Lee Ave Sw
ZIP: 20175
Elementary
Total Enrollment 240
Goddard School-leesburg
601 Tavistock Dr Se
ZIP: 20175
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Graydon Manor
801 Childrens Center Rd Sw
ZIP: 20175
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Leesburg Christian School
21336 Evergreen Mills Rd
ZIP: 20175
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Leesburg Open Arms Christian Child Dev Center
818 S King St
ZIP: 20175
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Loudoun Country Day School
20600 Red Cedar Dr
ZIP: 20175
Elementary
Total Enrollment 275
North Spring Behavioral Healthcare
42009 Victory Ln
ZIP: 20176
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
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