Leesburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leesburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Leesburg had a population of 47,277 as of July 1, 2017. Leesburg 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 Leesburg is located at latitude 39.1065 and longitude -77.5556 in Loudoun County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Leesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Loudoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Town of Leesburg (GNIS ID: 2391266) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leesburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leesburg: George Town, Georgetown, Leesburgh, Louisburg.

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Leesburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 47,277
Daytime Population: Workers 28,447
Daytime Population: Residents 23,263
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,710
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 46,690
Population in Familes 39,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 587
Population Density2 3,816
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $103,585
Average Household Income $125,501
Per Capita Income $42,743


Total Housing Units 16,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,225 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,810 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 796 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $423,723
Average Home Value $449,944


Total Households 16,035
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 11,535
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.44% 2.25%
Households 1.45% 2.27%
Families 1.28% 2.14%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Leesburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leesburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 58 90th
Diversity Index # 71 88th
Median Household Income # 81 87th
Per Capita Income # 99 83rd

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