Loudoun County, Virginia

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Loudoun County
Loudoun County
Loudoun County Courthouse and Confederate monument at Leesburg, 2010
Loudoun County Courthouse and Confederate monument at Leesburg, 2010
Flag of Loudoun County
Flag
Official seal of Loudoun County
Seal
Motto(s): 
"I Byde My Time"[1]
Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°05′N 77°38′W / 39.09°N 77.64°W / 39.09; -77.64
Country United States
State Virginia
Founded1757
Named forJohn Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun[2]
SeatLeesburg
Largest townLeesburg
Area
 • Total521 sq mi (1,350 km2)
 • Land516 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Water6 sq mi (20 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total312,311
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
406,850
 • Density600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th
Websitewww.loudoun.gov

Loudoun County (/ˈldən/ LOWD-ən) is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The 2010 U.S. Census said 312,311 people live there.[4] The number of people grew 84 percent over the 2000 census of 169,599. Its county seat is Leesburg.[5][6]

As of 2007, Loudoun County has the highest median household income of any county in the United States ($107,207). This is higher than nearby Fairfax County, Virginia ($105,241).[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rosalind S. Helderman, Proud Past, Bright Future Rub Elbows in Today's Loudoun, Washington Post (April 21, 2005), page LZ03.
  2. "About Loudoun - History". Loudoun County. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. "County Population Totals and Components of Change: 2010-2018". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  4. 2010 Census Data. 2010 U.S. Census Data: Virginia. Retrieved February 16, 2011
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. Loudoun Times-Mirror, "Leesburg says county should stay", September 12, 2007, Page A1
  7. Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey