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Loudoun County, Virginia
Motto: "I Byde My Time"
Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Leesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

521 sq mi (1,349 km²)
520 sq mi (1,347 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.24%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

289,995
558/sq mi (215/km²)
Founded 1757
Website www.loudoun.gov

Loudoun County (pronounced /ˈlaʊdən/ "LOUD-un") is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of July 1, 2008, the county is estimated to be home to 289,995 people, [1] a 71 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fourth fastest-growing in the United States during that period. Its county seat is Leesburg[2]. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years[3].

As of 2007, Loudoun County has the highest median household income in the United States at $107,207, beating neighboring Fairfax County at $105,241.[4] The two counties have been trading places as the wealthiest county in the US in recent years.

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History

Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater.

By the time of the American Revolution, it was the most populous county in Virginia. During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg for safe keeping. Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House and thus that Leesburg was briefly the capital of the United States.

Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in Loudoun and adjoining Fauquier County (for a more in-depth account of the history of Loudoun County during the Civil War, see Loudoun County in the American Civil War).

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Notable people from Loudoun County

James Monroe constructed and resided at Oak Hill near Aldie after his presidency. American Civil War Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton (Chief of Staff under Robert E. Lee) was a native of Loudoun County. World War II general George C. Marshall resided at Dodona Manor in Leesburg. Entertainer Arthur Godfrey lived near historic Waterford, Virginia. Loudoun County is also notable for being the birthplace of Julia Neale Jackson, mother of Stonewall Jackson, and Susan Catherine Koerner, mother of the Wright Brothers. [5][6]

Law and government

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democrat
2008 45.41% 63,336 53.66% 74,845
2004 55.69% 60,382 43.60% 47,271
2000 56.12% 42,453 40.89% 30,938
1996 52.13% 25,715 40.43% 19,942
1992 46.40% 19,290 34.79% 14,462
1988 66.26% 20,448 32.73% 10,101
1984 67.99% 17,765 31.49% 8,227
1980 58.93% 12,076 32.67% 6,694
1976 51.79% 9,192 45.05% 7,995
1972 69.46% 9,417 29.07% 3,941
1968 45.91% 4,577 32.72% 3,262
1964 37.72% 2,594 62.21% 4,278
1960 50.99% 2,526 48.43% 2,399

Like all counties in Virginia, Loudoun is governed by a board of supervisors. The Chairman of the Board is elected by the voters at-large while the remaining supervisors are elected from each of eight election districts in the county. All nine members serve concurrent terms of four years. While the board handles policy issues and sets the budget, day-to-day operations of the county government are handled by a County Administrator appointed by the board. The 2003 board, among other officials in Loudoun, was the subject of a federal investigation of possible corruption relating to a land deal involving the Royal Saudi Academy.[7]

In November 2007, county voters removed four incumbent Republicans from the existing Board of Supervisors. The make-up of the board following the election was five Democrats, two Republicans, and two Independents. [8]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County has a total area of 521 square miles (1,350 km²), of which, 520 square miles (1,346 km²) of it is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is bounded on the North by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick and Montgomery counties in Maryland; it is bounded on the south by Prince William and Fauquier counties, on the west by watershed of the Blue Ridge Mountains across which are Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, and on the east by Fairfax County. The Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain bisect the county. To the west of the range is the Loudoun Valley. Bisecting the Loudoun Valley from Hillsboro to the Potomac River is Short Hill Mountain.

Street addresses

Block numbers in the unincorporated areas of Loudoun County, with the exception of older Sterling Park and the community of CountrySide, are assigned in the following manner: on north-south streets, block numbers increase from north to south and range from 10000 to 29900; on east-west streets, block numbers increase from west to east and range from 30000 to 49900.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

National protected area

Economy

Traditionally a rural county, Loudoun's population has grown dramatically since the 1980s. Having undergone heavy suburbanization since 1990, Loudoun has a full-fledged service economy. It is home to world headquarters for several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Verizon Business, Telos Corporation, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and Paxfire. Like Fairfax County's Dulles Corridor, Loudoun County has economically benefited from the existence of Washington Dulles International Airport, the majority of which is located in the county along its border with Fairfax. Loudoun does retain a strong rural economy in the western part of the county. The equine industry has an estimated revenue of $78 Million. It is home to the Morven Park International Equestrian Center which hosts national horse trials. Loudoun has 19 wineries[9] and over 25 active farms. Loudoun has rich soil and was in the late 1800s the fourth-largest wheat producer in the U.S.[10]

MCI, Inc. (formerly WorldCom) is headquartered in Ashburn, Loudoun County. It announced that it would move its headquarters to Ashburn in 2003.[11][12] AOL had its headquarters at 22000 AOL Way in Dulles in unincorporated Loudoun County.[13] In 2007 AOL announced that it would move its headquarters from Loudoun County to New York City; it would continue to operate its Virginia offices.[14] Orbital Sciences Corporation has its headquarters in Dulles.[15]

Before its dissolution, Independence Air (originally Atlantic Coast Airlines) was headquartered in Dulles.[16][17] Prior to its dissolution, MAXjet Airways was headquartered on the grounds of Washington-Dulles International Airport and in Dulles.[18]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 21,948
1910 21,167 −3.6%
1920 20,577 −2.8%
1930 19,852 −3.5%
1940 20,291 2.2%
1950 21,147 4.2%
1960 24,549 16.1%
1970 37,150 51.3%
1980 57,427 54.6%
1990 86,129 50.0%
2000 169,599 96.9%
Est. 2007 278,797 64.4%

As of the census[19] of 2000, there were 169,599 people, 59,900 households, and 45,044 families residing in the county. The population density was 326 people per square mile (126/km²). There were 62,160 housing units at an average density of 120 per square mile (46/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 6.89% Black or African American, 5.35% Asian, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 5.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.0% were of German, 11.8% Irish, 10.9% English, 9.0% American and 6.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

According to the 2006 American Community Survey 72.0% of Loudoun County's population was white; 7.6% of the population was African-American. 0.1% were Native Americans; Asians were 13.1%. 4.9% of the population was of some other race and 2.3% of people reported being of two or more races. Latinos of any race were 9.7% of the population. 21.0% of the population was foreign born, up from 11.27% in 2000 and 5.67% in 1990.

As of 2000 there were 59,900 households out of which 43.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 18.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 38.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

In August 2008, Census survey data concluded that Loudoun County has the highest median income in the country at just over $107,000.[4] A 2007 estimate indicated that the median income for a household was $104,612, and the median income for a family was $125,381[20]

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Education

The county is served by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS currently serves over 50,000 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is currently the fifth largest school system in Virginia.[21][22] While there is a growing trend towards home schooling in the county, the vast majority of school age children in Loudoun County attend LCPS schools.[citation needed] Loudoun County schools recently ranked 11th in the United States in terms of educational achievement versus funds spent.[23] Loudoun County also sends students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Virginia Governor's School in Alexandria, Virginia.[citation needed]

Loudoun County is home to seven private schools: Loudoun Country Day School, a Pre-K–8 independent school located in Leesburg; Notre Dame Academy, an independent non-denominational day high school in Middleburg; the Foxcroft School, a boarding school for girls located in Middleburg; Dominion Academy, a Non-denominational Christian school, K–8 located in Leesburg; Leesburg Christian School, a K–12 school located in Leesburg; St. Theresa School, a K–8 Roman Catholic school located in Ashburn; and Christian Faith & Fellowship School, a PreK–12 non-denominational Christian school and Loudoun County's only private school accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International.[citation needed]

In terms of post-secondary education, Loudoun County is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including: Patrick Henry College; a branch of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling; George Washington University (satellite campus); George Mason University (satellite campus); Marymount University (satellite campus); Old Dominion University (satellite campus); Shenandoah University (satellite campus); and Strayer University (satellite campus).[24] Loudoun is also home to the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Notable Residents of Loudoun County

  • James Monroe (1758-1831) – 5th President of the United States
  • Charles F. Mercer (1788-1858) – Founded village of Aldie; U.S. Congressman from Virginia
  • John L. Dagg (1794-1884) – Baptist theologian, pastor, educator, and president of Mercer University, GA (1844-54)[25][26]
  • John Janney (1798-1872) – Member of the Virginia General Assembly and officer of the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861
  • Stevens T. Mason (1811-1843) – First governor of Michigan (Democrat, 1837-40)[27]
  • Richard Henry Dulany (1820-1906) – Colonel of the 7th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War
  • Westmoreland Davis (1859-1842) – Governor of Virginia
  • George Marshall (1880-1959) – General of the Army (5 star), U.S. Secretary of State and author of the "Marshall Plan"
  • Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983) – Popular national radio and television personality
  • Pamela Harriman (1920-1997) Daughter-in-law of Sir Winston Churchill and U.S. Ambassador to France
  • Russell Baker (1925- ) – Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Growing Up (1983, Autobiography)[28]
  • Madeleine Albright (1937- ) – U.S. Secretary of State in Clinton Administration
  • Oliver North (1943- ) – Former USMC Officer and figure in the Iran-Contra scandal; commentator and host on the Fox network
  • Sheila Johnson (1949- ) – Entertainment and sports entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • Sandra Lerner (c1953- ) – Entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Geraldine Brooks (writer) (1955- ) – Pulitzer Prize winning author; moved from Waterford to Martha's Vineyard where she and husband Tony Horowitz currently reside
  • Mark Levin (1957-) – conservative Talk radio host
  • Tony Horwitz (1958- ) – Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Darrell Green (1960- ) – Former Washington Redskin and inductee to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame

See Also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Loudoun Times-Mirror, "Leesburg says county should stay", September 12, 2007, Page A1
  4. ^ a b [2]
  5. ^ Virginia Military Institute Archives, Jackson Genealogy
  6. ^ "Happy Mother's Day, Ms Wright", Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  7. ^ Loudoun Land Deals Subject of U.S. Probe, The Washington Post, 7 February, 2007
  8. ^ Slow-Growth Board Candidates Win, The Washington Post, 7 November, 2007
  9. ^ Wine Country, Visit Loudoun
  10. ^ "Early 19th-Century Milling and Wheat Farming", Loudoun History
  11. ^ "MCI Inc - SC 13D/A - LCC International Inc ." Securities and Exchange Commission. March 14, 2003. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  12. ^ "WorldCom to emerge from collapse." CNN. Monday April 14, 2003. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  13. ^ "Company Overview." AOL. February 8, 2008. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  14. ^ Goldfarb, Zachary and Sam Diaz. "Washington Post - AOL Moving Executives, Headquarters to New York." The Washington Post. Tuesday September 18, 2007. A01. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  15. ^ "Contact Information." Orbital Sciences Corporation. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  16. ^ "Company Information." Atlantic Coast Airlines. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  17. ^ "Independence Air, Inc." Businessweek. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  18. ^ "Contact Us." MAXjet Airways. February 18, 2007. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  19. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  20. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=05000US51059&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US51%7C05000US51059&_street=&_county=loudoun&_cityTown=loudoun&_state=04000US51&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=050&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census Factfinder: Loudoun County
  21. ^ About Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools
  22. ^ 2005 Triennial school census, Virginia Department of Education
  23. ^ "Best And Worst School Districts For The Buck". Forbes. 07.05.07. http://www.forbes.com/2007/07/05/schools-taxes-education-biz-beltway_cz_cs_0705schools_2.html. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  24. ^ "Loudoun Guide 2006: Higher Education at Your Fingertips". The Washington Post. 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/usersguides/loudoun/HighEd.html. 
  25. ^ "Biographical Sketch of John L. Dagg"
  26. ^ "John Leadley Dagg 1844-1854 Mercer University Presidents"
  27. ^ "Stevens Thomson Mason Biography (1811–43)"
  28. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners 1983"

External links

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Loudoun County, Virginia
Seal of Loudoun County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1757
Seat Leesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,350 km² (521 mi²)
1,346 km² (520 mi²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.24%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

169,599
126/km² 
Website: www.loudoun.gov

Loudoun County (pronounced "LOUD-un"; IPA: ['laʊdn̩]) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of July 2006, the county is estimated to be home to 268,817 people, [1] a 58 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fastest growing in the United States during that period. Its county seat is Leesburg6. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years[1].

Loudoun County briefly emerged as the wealthiest jurisdiction in the nation, when in 2005 household median income surpassed $98,000, exceeding neighboring Fairfax County at $94,610.[2] However, Loudoun fell back to second next year when Fairfax County's household median reached $100,318 compared to Loudon's $99,371[3].

Contents

History

Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater.

By the time of the American Revolution, it was the most populous county in Virginia. During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg for safe keeping. Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House and thus that Leesburg was briefly the capitol of the United States.

Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in Loudoun and adjoining Fauquier County (for a more in-depth account of the history of Loudoun County during the Civil War, see Loudoun County in the American Civil War).

Notable people from Loudoun County

James Monroe constructed and resided at Oak Hill near Aldie after his presidency. American Civil War Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton (Chief of Staff under Robert E. Lee) was a native of Loudoun County. World War II general George C. Marshall resided at Dodona Manor in Leesburg. Entertainer Arthur Godfrey lived near historic Waterford. Loudoun County is also notable for being the birthplace of Julia Neale Jackson, mother of Stonewall Jackson, and Susan Catherine Koerner, mother of the Wright Brothers.[4][5]

Law and government

Like all counties in Virginia, Loudoun is governed by a board of supervisors. The Chairman of the Board is elected by the voters at-large while the remaining supervisors are elected from each of eight election districts in the county. All nine members serve concurrent terms of four years. While the board handles policy issues and sets the budget, day-to-day operations of the county government are handled by a County Administrator appointed by the board. As of 2006, six of the supervisors are members of the Republican Party: Vice-Chairman Bruce E. Tulloch, Lori Waters, Stephen J. Snow, Jim Clem, Eugene Delgaudio, and Mick Staton. One supervisor, Sally R. Kurtz, is of the Democratic Party, while the remaining two, Jim Burton and Chairman Scott K. York, are Independents. Due to the chairman being elected separately, Chairman York does not command a majority support. Because of this, after the most recent election the Republican members moved to strip much of the authority and power from the chairman and give it to Vice-Chairman Tulloch.[6] The current board, among other officials in Loudoun, is the subject of a federal investigation of possible corruption relating to land deals.[7]

2007 Election

On November 6, 2007, voters in Loudoun County voted to remove four incumbent Republicans from the existing Board of Supervisors. Vice-Chairman Bruce E. Tulloch (Potomac) and Supervisors Stephen J. Snow (Dulles), Jim Clem (Leesburg), and Mick Staton (Sugarland Run) lost their re-election bids. Democratic challengers Andrea McGimsey, Stevens R. Miller, C. Kelly Burk, and Susan Climek Buckley will replace them respectively, at the beginning of the new term in January 2008. Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) and Supervisors Lori Waters (R-Broad Run), Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), Sally Kurtz (D-Catoctin), and Jim Burton (I-Blue Ridge) will all retain their seats for the new term. The make-up of the incoming Board of Supervisors is five Democrats, two Republicans, and two Independents. [8]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County has a total area of 1,350 km² (521 mi²). 1,346 km² (520 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is bounded on the North by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; it is bounded on the south by Prince William and Fauquier Counties, on the west by watershed of the Blue Ridge Mountains across which are Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, and on the east by Fairfax County. The Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain bisect the county. To the west of the range is the Loudoun Valley. Bisecting the Loudoun Valley from Hillsboro to the Potomac River is Short Hill Mountain.

Street addresses

Block numbers in the unincorporated areas of Loudoun County, with the exception of older Sterling Park and the community of CountrySide, are assigned in the following manner: on north-south streets, block numbers increase from north to south and range from 10000 to 29900; on east-west streets, block numbers increase from west to east and range from 30000 to 49900.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

Economy

Traditionally a rural county, Loudoun's population has grown dramatically since the 1980s. Having undergone heavy suburbanization in the past few decades, Loudoun has a full-fledged service economy. It is home to world headquarters for several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Verizon Business, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and America Online. Like Fairfax County's Dulles Corridor, Loudoun County has economically benefited from the existence of Washington Dulles International Airport, the majority of which is located in the county along its border with Fairfax. Loudoun does retain a strong rural economy in the western part of the county. The Equine Industry has an estimated revenue of $78 Million dollars. It is home to the Morven Park International Equestrian Center which hosts national horse trials. Loudoun has 12 wineries[9] and over 25 active farms. Loudoun has rich soil and was in the late 1800s the fourth-largest wheat producer in the U.S.[10]

Recent development

In recent years, Loudoun has become one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. The once rural county now has a mecca of industry centered around Washington Dulles International Airport. $1,000,000+ homes are springing up throughout the countryside. In light of this, the county has placed many building restrictions in an attempt to retain the rural feel.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1790 18,962
1800 20,523
1810 21,338
1820 22,702
1830 21,939
1840 20,431
1850 22,079
1860 21,774
1870 20,929
1880 23,634
1890 23,274
1900 21,948
1910 21,167
1920 20,577
1930 19,852
1940 20,291
1950 21,147
1960 24,549
1970 37,150
1980 57,427
1990 86,129
2000 169,599
2006 268,817

As of the census² of 2000, there were 169,599 people, 59,900 households, and 45,044 families residing in the county. The population density was 126/km² (326/mi²). There were 62,160 housing units at an average density of 46/km² (120/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 6.89% Black or African American, 5.35% Asian, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 5.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 69.7% of Loudoun County's population was non-Hispanic whites. 7.5% of the population was African-American. 0.3% were Native Americans. The percentage of Asians in the overall population had more than doubled to 11.3%, which meant the number of Asians in Loudoun County was increasing a lot faster than the population overall. The Asian population in the county had increased over 150%. Loudoun County also had seen a very slight increase in the percentage of people reporting two or more races, to 2.5%, despite the fact that the figures for 2005 were doctored and everyone who marked "Some other race" was lumped under white, and those who had marked "some other race" and "white" were removed from the list of people marking more than one race. Latinos were 9.3% of the population, still a number that meant they had more than doubled in five years, but not increasing as fast in numbers as the Asians were.

As of 2000 there were 59,900 households out of which 43.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 18.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 38.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

In August 2007, a survey concluded that Loudoun County has the second highest median income in the country at just over $99,000.[3]

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Education

The county is served by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS currently serves over 50,000 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is currently the fifth largest school system in Virginia.[11][12] While there is a growing trend towards home schooling in the county, the vast majority of school age children in Loudoun County attend LCPS schools. Loudoun County schools recently ranked 11th in the United States. Loudoun County also sends students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Virginia Governor's School in Alexandria.

Loudoun County is home to six private schools: Loudoun Country Day School, a Pre-K–8 independent school located in Leesburg; Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic day high school in Middleburg; the Foxcroft School, a boarding school for girls located in Middleburg; Dominion Academy, a Non-denominational Christian school, K–8 located in Leesburg; Leesburg Christian School, a K–12 school located in Leesburg; and Christian Faith & Fellowship School a PreK–12 non-denominational Christian school.

In terms of post-secondary education, Loudoun County is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including: Patrick Henry College; a branch of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling; George Washington University (satellite campus); George Mason University (satellite campus); Marymount University (satellite campus); Old Dominion University (satellite campus); Shenandoah University (satellite campus); and Strayer University (satellite campus).[13]

Famous people from Loudoun County

References

  1. ^ Loudoun Times-Mirror, "Leesburg says county should stay", September 12 2007, Page A1
  2. ^ D.C. Suburbs Top List Of Richest Counties, The Washington Post, 30 August, 2006
  3. ^ a b Fairfax County’s median income breaks six-figure mark, tops nation, The Examiner, 29 August, 2007
  4. ^ Virginia Military Institute Archives, Jackson Genealogy
  5. ^ "Happy Mother's Day, Ms Wright", Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  6. ^ Influence of Developers, Allies Runs Deep, The Washington Post, 21 January, 2007
  7. ^ Loudoun Land Deals Subject of U.S. Probe, The Washington Post, 7 February, 2007
  8. ^ Slow-Growth Board Candidates Win, The Washington Post, 7 November, 2007
  9. ^ Wine Country, Visit Loudoun
  10. ^ "Early 19th-Century Milling and Wheat Farming", Loudoun History
  11. ^ About Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools
  12. ^ 2005 Triennial school census, Virginia Department of Education
  13. ^ {{cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Loudoun Guide 2006: Higher Education at Your Fingertips | work = | publisher = The Washington Post
  14. ^ "Biographical Sketch of John L. Dagg"
  15. ^ "John Leadley Dagg 1844-1854 Mercer University Presidents"
  16. ^ "Stevens Thomson Mason Biography (1811–43)"
  17. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners 1983"
  18. ^ IMDB profile

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Coordinates: 39°05′N 77°38′W / 39.09, -77.64

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County names Loudoun County, Virginia  +
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Virginia  +
Short name Loudoun County  +

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