Loudoun County, Virginia

The Loudoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia in the United States. On 1 July 2009 according to an estimate 301 171 people lived in Loudoun County, which are 78 per cent more than in the census of the year 2000, when the County was one of 169 599 inhabitants and a population density of 126 inhabitants per square kilometer. This population growth was the Loudoun County between 2000 and 2006, the fourth fastest growing county in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Leesburg.


The Loudoun County is located in northeastern Virginia outside Washington, DC. It is bordered to the north by Maryland and on the west by West Virginia and has an area of 1350 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. Clockwise it borders the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier and Clarke.


Made it was in 1757 from parts of Fairfax County. It was named for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia in the period from 1756 to 1759. European settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Iro - Scots and Germans who migrated from Pennsylvania and Englishmen and slaves from Tidewater, the coastal areas of Virginia. At the time of the Revolution Loudoun was already the most populous district of Virginia. During the American Civil War, some minor battles took place in Loudoun. In 1962, the Washington Dulles International Airport, which lies on the border of Loudoun and Fairfax counties, was put into operation. Since then, countless companies ( including AOL and Verizon) have settled in the hitherto rural district. As a result, approximately 20 years ago belongs to the Loudoun counties with the fastest growing population in the entire United States. Judging from the population estimate for 2005, as the population has nearly tripled since 1990. This is seen not only positive: While the job situation is in particular in the services sector as well as hardly anywhere else, on the other hand, this increases the urban sprawl.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Loudoun County 169 599 people in 59,900 households and 45,044 families. The population density was 126 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 82.79 percent White, 6.89 percent African American, 5.35 percent Native American, 0.21 percent Asian American, 0.06 percent Pacific Islander, and 2.26 percent from other races; 2.44 percent were descended from two or more races. 5.95 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

Of the 59,900 households out of which 43.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 64.3 percent were married couples living together, 7.8 percent were single mothers, 24.8 percent were non-families, 18.4 percent of all households and 3.7 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread out 29.8 percent of residents under the age of 18, 5.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 38.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 20.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 5.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 80,648, and the median income for a family was $ 88,387. Males have a median income of $ 58,869, women $ 40,107. The per capita income was $ 33,530. 2.8 percent of the population and 1.7 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 2.6 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 4.7 percent are 65 years old.


The original rural Loudoun County since the 1980s, is growing strongly. It has a self- service economy. The world headquarters of some high -tech and Internet-related companies, including Verizon Business, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and AOL are located in Loudoun. The County has financially benefited from the Washington Dulles International Airport, which is located mostly in Loudoun along the border with Fairfax County. With an average income of over $ 107,000 per household (2008) Loudoun County is also one of the wealthiest districts in the entire United States. To the west of the county a strong rural economy has received so far, however. The equestrian industry reached an estimated 78 million U.S. dollars of income. In Morven Park International Equestrian Center National Riding competitions are held. Loudoun has 19 wineries and over 24 farms.

District partnership

Since 2006, a partnership with the Hesse Main- Taunus-Kreis.


Free cities

  • Hamilton
  • Hillsboro
  • Leesburg
  • Lovettsville
  • Middleburg
  • Purcellville
  • Round Hill


  • Airmont
  • Aldie
  • Arcola
  • Ashburn
  • Belmont
  • Bloomfield
  • Bluemont
  • Brambleton
  • Britain
  • Broadlands
  • Conklin
  • Dover
  • Dulles
  • Elvan
  • Eubanks
  • Gleedsville
  • Georges Mill
  • Gilberts Corner
  • Howardville
  • Lansdowne
  • Leith Town
  • Lincoln
  • Loudoun Heights
  • Lucketts
  • Morrisonville
  • Neersville
  • Oatlands
  • Paeonian Springs
  • Philomont
  • Potomac Falls
  • River Creek
  • Ryan
  • Saint Louis
  • South Riding
  • Sterling
  • Sterling Park
  • Stone Ridge
  • Sycolin
  • Taylor Town
  • Trapp
  • Unison
  • Virts Corner
  • Waterford
  • Waxpool
  • Wheatland
  • Willard
  • Willisville
  • Woodburn