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Loudoun County, Virginia

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Loudoun County
Loudoun County Courthouse and a World War II monument (right) in Leesburg, February 2021
Loudoun County Courthouse and a World War II monument (right) in Leesburg, February 2021
Flag of Loudoun County
Official seal of Loudoun County
Motto: 
"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
 • Total521.33 sq mi (1,350.2 km2)
 • Land515.74 sq mi (1,335.8 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total420,959 Increase
 • Density810/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th
Websitewww.loudoun.gov

Loudoun County (/ˈldən/) is in the northern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. In 2020, the census returned a population of 420,959,[3] making it Virginia's third-most populous county. The county seat is Leesburg.[4] Loudoun County is part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2020, Loudoun County had a median household income of $147,111.[5] Since 2008, the county has been ranked first in the U.S. in median household income among jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more.[6]

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History

18th century

William and Sarah Nettle House in Waterford

Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and governor general of Virginia from 1756 to 1759.[2] Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland, and also by English and enslaved Africans moving upriver from Tidewater.[7]

By the time of the American Revolution, Loudoun County was Virginia's most populous county. It was also rich in agriculture, and the county's contributions of grain to George Washington's Continental Army earned it the nickname "Breadbasket of the Revolution."[8]

19th century

During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg.[9] Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House.[10]

U.S. president James Monroe treated Oak Hill Plantation as a primary residence from 1823 until his death on July 4, 1831.[11] The Loudoun County coat of arms and flag, granted by the English College of Arms, memorialize the special relationship between Britain and the United States that developed through his Monroe Doctrine.[12]

Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Ball's 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).[13]

20th century

During World War I, Loudoun County was a major breadbasket for supplying provisions to soldiers in Europe. Loudoun farmers implemented new agricultural innovations such as vaccination of livestock, seed inoculations and ensilage. The county experienced a boom in agricultural output, outputting an annual wheat output of 1.04 million bushels in 1917, the largest of any county in Virginia that year. 1.2 million units of home produce were produced at home, much of which went to training sites across the state such as Camp Lee. The Smith–Lever Act of 1914 established increased agricultural education in Virginia counties, increasing agricultural yields. After the war, a plaque was dedicated to the "30 glorious dead" from the county who died in the Great War. Five of the thirty died on the front, while the other twenty five died while in training or in other locations inside the United States.[14]

In 1962, Washington Dulles International Airport was built in southeastern Loudoun County in Sterling. Since then, Loudoun County has experienced a high-tech boom and rapid growth. Accordingly, many have moved to eastern Loudoun and become residents of planned communities such as Sterling Park, Sugarland Run, Cascades, Ashburn Village, and Ashburn Farm, making that section a veritable part of the Washington suburbs. Others have moved to the county seat or to the small towns and rural communities of the Loudoun Valley.[8]

Government and politics

Many Loudoun County historical structures pre-date the American Civil War

Between 1952 and 2008, Loudoun was a Republican-leaning county. However, this has changed in recent years with Democrats winning Loudoun in all statewide campaigns after Republicans narrowly carried it in 2014. As of the 2023 elections, Democrats hold a 7 to 2 majority on the Board of Supervisors and a 6 to 3 majority on the School Board, but Republicans hold all five countywide elected constitutional offices (Clerk of the Circuit Court, Commissioner of the Revenue, Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer). This makes Loudoun County a reliable state bellwether, having voted for every statewide presidential election winner since 1932.

The county's official motto, I Byde My Time, is borrowed from the coat of arms of the Earl of Loudoun.[1][15] In the mid to late 20th century, as northerners gradually migrated to Southern suburbs, Loudoun County increasingly shifted to the Republican Party in supporting presidential candidates, and more local ones. Before the 2008 election of Barack Obama, county voters had not supported a Democratic president since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

In recent years, the county's rapid growth in its eastern portion, settled by educated professionals working in or near Washington, D.C., has changed the demographics of the county, and the Democratic Party has become increasingly competitive. After giving Senator Barack Obama nearly 54% of its presidential vote in 2008, the county supported Republican Bob McDonnell in 2009, who received 61% of the gubernatorial vote. Voters also replaced two incumbent Democratic delegates, making Loudoun's state House delegation all Republican. In 2012 county voters again supported Obama, who took 51.5% of the vote, with Republican challenger Mitt Romney garnering 47%.[16]

Democrats carried the county again in the 2016 presidential election, when Loudoun swung heavily towards Hillary Clinton, giving her 55.1% to Donald Trump's 38.2%. In 2020, Joe Biden won 61.5% to Trump's 36.5%.[17] A year later, in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election, Democratic nominee and former Governor Terry McAuliffe won the county with 55.3% to now Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin's 44.2%.[18] Loudoun was one of ten counties that was won by McAuliffe, though it was his smallest margin of victory in Northern Virginia.[19]

United States presidential election results for Loudoun County, Virginia[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 82,088 36.51% 138,372 61.54% 4,402 1.96%
2016 69,949 38.21% 100,795 55.06% 12,306 6.72%
2012 75,292 47.04% 82,479 51.53% 2,289 1.43%
2008 63,336 45.42% 74,845 53.67% 1,278 0.92%
2004 60,382 55.69% 47,271 43.60% 777 0.72%
2000 42,453 56.12% 30,938 40.89% 2,262 2.99%
1996 25,715 52.13% 19,942 40.43% 3,673 7.45%
1992 19,290 46.40% 14,462 34.79% 7,822 18.81%
1988 20,448 66.26% 10,101 32.73% 313 1.01%
1984 17,765 67.99% 8,227 31.49% 136 0.52%
1980 12,076 58.93% 6,694 32.67% 1,722 8.40%
1976 9,192 51.79% 7,995 45.05% 561 3.16%
1972 9,417 69.46% 3,941 29.07% 199 1.47%
1968 4,577 45.91% 3,262 32.72% 2,131 21.37%
1964 2,594 37.72% 4,278 62.21% 5 0.07%
1960 2,526 50.99% 2,399 48.43% 29 0.59%
1956 2,489 53.41% 1,960 42.06% 211 4.53%
1952 2,540 54.86% 2,075 44.82% 15 0.32%
1948 1,430 44.07% 1,545 47.61% 270 8.32%
1944 1,485 45.08% 1,802 54.71% 7 0.21%
1940 1,061 32.84% 2,156 66.73% 14 0.43%
1936 867 27.42% 2,287 72.33% 8 0.25%
1932 600 19.54% 2,440 79.45% 31 1.01%
1928 1,325 40.84% 1,915 59.03% 4 0.12%
1924 152 7.48% 1,794 88.33% 85 4.19%
1920 757 30.21% 1,720 68.64% 29 1.16%
1916 404 21.02% 1,490 77.52% 28 1.46%
1912 256 14.48% 1,386 78.39% 126 7.13%
1908 447 21.37% 1,570 75.05% 75 3.59%
1904 442 21.33% 1,558 75.19% 72 3.47%
1900 1,684 37.43% 2,690 59.79% 125 2.78%
1896 1,991 41.16% 2,741 56.67% 105 2.17%
1892 1,738 37.32% 2,719 58.39% 200 4.29%
1888 2,190 43.03% 2,842 55.83% 58 1.14%
1884 1,978 41.22% 2,795 58.24% 26 0.54%
1880 1,792 39.20% 2,780 60.80% 0 0.00%

County Board of Supervisors

Like many counties in Virginia, Loudoun is locally governed by a board of supervisors, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The chairman of the board is elected by county voters at-large while the remaining supervisors are elected from eight single-member districts roughly equal in population. All nine members serve concurrent terms of four years. The board handles policy and land use issues and sets the budget; it appoints a county administrator to handle the county government's day-to-day operations.[21] As of the 2023 elections, the chairman of the board and six district supervisors are Democrats; the remaining two supervisors are Republicans.

In November 2019, Democrats took over the Board of Supervisors. Voters elected Juli E. Briskman (D) in Algonkian District, with 6,763 votes (54.09%) replacing incumbent Suzanne M. Volpe (R) who polled 5,719 votes (45.74%). Juli Briskman had been fired from her job as a marketing analyst for a United States government and military subcontractor, after an AFP photo of her flipping off the motorcade of Donald Trump went viral on social media in 2017.[22]

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2027)
(Elected on November 7, 2023)[23][24]
Position Name Party First Elected District
  Chair Phyllis Randall Democratic 2015 At-Large
  Vice Chair Juli Briskman Democratic 2019 Algonkian
  Supervisor Mike Turner Democratic 2019 Ashburn
  Supervisor Sylvia Glass Democratic 2019 Broad Run
  Supervisor Caleb Kershner Republican 2019 Catoctin
  Supervisor Matt Letourneau Republican 2011 Dulles
  Supervisor Kristen Umstattd Democratic 2015 Leesburg
  Supervisor Laura TeKrony Democratic 2023 Little River
  Supervisor Koran Saines Democratic 2015 Sterling
Constitutional Officers (January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2027)
(Elected on November 7, 2023)[25]
Position Name Party First Election
  Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens Republican 1999
  Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. Republican 2003
  Commonwealth's Attorney Robert D. Anderson Republican 2023
  Sheriff Michael L. Chapman Republican 2011
  Treasurer Henry C. Eickelberg Republican 2023
Loudoun County School Board (January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025)
(Elected on November 7, 2023)
Position Name Party First Elected District
  Chair Melinda Mansfield Nonpartisan 2023 Dulles
  Vice Chair Arben Istrefi Nonpartisan 2023 Sterling
  Member Anne Donohue Nonpartisan 2023 At-Large
  Member April Chandler Nonpartisan 2023 Algonkian
  Member Deana Griffiths Nonpartisan 2023 Ashburn
  Member Linda Deans Nonpartisan 2023 Broad Run
  Member Kari LaBell Nonpartisan 2023 Catoctin
  Member Lauren Shernoff Nonpartisan 2023 Leesburg
  Member Sumera Rashid Nonpartisan 2023 Little River
Virginia General Assembly Senators
(Elected on November 7, 2023)[25]
Position Name Party First Elected District
Senator Russet Perry Democratic 2023 31
Senator Suhas Subramanyam Democratic 2023 32
Virginia General Assembly Delegates
(Elected on November 7, 2023)[26]
Position Name Party First Elected District
Delegate Kannan Srinivasan Democratic 2023 26
Delegate Atoosa Reaser Democratic 2023 27
Delegate David Reid Democratic 2017 28
Delegate Marty Martinez Democratic 2023 29
Delegate Geary Higgins Republican 2023 30

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County has a total area of 521 square miles (1,350 km2), of which 516 square miles (1,340 km2) is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) (1.1%) is water.[27] It is bounded on the north by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick, Washington 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 Mountain 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.

Adjacent counties

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, and Orbital Sciences Corporation. Like Fairfax County's Dulles Corridor, Loudoun County has economically benefited from the existence of Washington Dulles International Airport, the majority of which is in the county along its border with Fairfax.[28][29][citation needed]

Loudoun County retains a strong rural economy. 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. In addition, a growing wine industry has produced several internationally recognized wines. Loudoun County now has 40 wineries[30] and over 25 active farms. Loudoun has rich soil and was in the mid-19th century a top wheat-producing county in the fourth largest wheat-producing state.[31]

MCI, Inc. (formerly WorldCom), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, is headquartered in Ashburn, Loudoun County. It announced it would move its headquarters to Ashburn in 2003.[32][33] AOL had its headquarters at 22000 AOL Way in Dulles in unincorporated Loudoun County.[34] In 2007 AOL announced it would move its headquarters from Loudoun County to New York City; it would continue to operate its Virginia offices.[35] Orbital Sciences Corporation has its headquarters in Dulles.[36]

Loudoun County houses over 60 massive data centers, many of which correspond to Amazon Web Services’s (AWS) us-east-1 region.[37][38] These data centers are estimated to carry 70 percent of global web traffic.[39]

Before its dissolution, Independence Air (originally Atlantic Coast Airlines) was headquartered in Dulles.[40][41] At one time Atlantic Coast Airlines had its headquarters in Sterling.[42] Before its dissolution, MAXjet Airways was headquartered on the grounds of Washington-Dulles International Airport.[43]

Top employers

According to the county's comprehensive annual financial reports, the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of employees (2020)[44] # of employees (2011)[45]
1 Loudoun County Public Schools 11,995 10,098
2 County of Loudoun 4,125 3,303
3 Verizon Business (formerly MCI Worldcom) 2,500-5,000 1,000-5,000
4 United Airlines 1,000-5,000 1,000-5,000
5 U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,000–5,000 1,000–5,000
6 Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) 1,000–5,000 1,000–5,000
7 Raytheon Technologies 1,000–5,000 1,000–5,000
8 Inova Health System (Loudoun Hospital Center) 1,000–5,000 1,000–5,000
9 Amazon 1,000–2,500
10 Swissport USA, Inc. 1,000–2,500
America Online 1,000–5,000
United States Postal Service 1,000–5,000
M.C. Dean, Inc. 1,000–5,000 1,000–5,000

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
179018,962
180020,5238.2%
181021,3384.0%
182022,7026.4%
183021,939−3.4%
184020,431−6.9%
185022,0798.1%
186021,774−1.4%
187020,929−3.9%
188023,63412.9%
189023,274−1.5%
190021,948−5.7%
191021,167−3.6%
192020,577−2.8%
193019,852−3.5%
194020,2912.2%
195021,1474.2%
196024,54916.1%
197037,15051.3%
198057,42754.6%
199086,12950.0%
2000169,59996.9%
2010312,31184.1%
2020420,95934.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[46]
1790-1960[47] 1900-1990[48]
1990-2000[49] 2010[50] 2020[51]

From 1890 to 1940, the county had a decline in population as people moved to cities for more opportunities.[citation needed] The decline was likely highest among African Americans, who had worked in an agricultural economy that was becoming increasingly mechanized.[citation needed] During the first half of the 20th century, African Americans moved out of rural areas to cities in the Great Migration.[citation needed] As of the early 21st century, African Americans now have a much smaller population compared to their historical population in Loudoun County, with the Hispanic and Asian populations outnumbering them 2-1 and 3-1 respectively.

2020 census

Loudoun County, Virginia – Racial and ethnic composition
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity (NH = Non-Hispanic) Pop 1980[52] Pop 2000[53] Pop 2010[50] Pop 2020[51] % 1980 % 2000 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 50,876 134,972 194,845 216,865 88.59% 79.58% 62.39% 51.52%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,964 11,517 21,934 29,725 8.64% 6.79% 7.02% 7.06%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 94[a] 297 520 536 0.16% 0.18% 0.17% 0.13%
Asian alone (NH) 424[b] 9,025 45,795 89,372 0.74% 5.32% 14.66% 21.23%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 6[c] 93 143 227 0.01% 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 367 808 2,425 0.22% 0.26% 0.58%
Mixed Race or Multi-Racial (NH) 3,239 9,690 22,065 1.91% 3.10% 5.24%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 853 10,089 38,576 59,744 1.49% 5.95% 12.35% 14.19%
Total 57,427 169,599 312,311 420,959 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010,[54] there were 312,311 people, 104,583 households, and 80,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 606 inhabitants per square mile (234/km2). There were 109,442 housing units at an average density of 212 per square mile (82/km2). The racial makeup of the county was:

According to the 2010 census, 10.5% of residents reported being of German ancestry, while 9.1% reported Irish, 7.7% English, 5.4% Italian and 5.2% American ancestry.

The most spoken languages other than English in Loudoun County as of 2018 were Spanish, spoken by 10.8% of the population, and Telugu, spoken by 2.8% of the population.[55] Almost 25% of Loudoun County residents were born outside of the United States, with the largest groups being from India, El Salvador, and Korea.[56]

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 2011, Census survey data concluded that Loudoun County had the highest median income in the country at $119,134.[6]

From 1980 to 2014, deaths from cancer in Loudoun County decreased by 46 percent, the largest such decrease of any county in the United States.[57]

From 2017 to 2018, Loudoun County saw an increase of 18.5% of households experiencing homelessness, a 21% increase for single adults, and a 36% increase for families. Homelessness for veterans in the county decreased by 16% from 2017 to 2018.[58]

Government and infrastructure

The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Ashburn Aviation Field Office in Ashburn, an unincorporated area of Loudoun County.[59] The Federal Aviation Administration's Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center, the second-busiest facility of its kind in the nation, is located in Leesburg.[60]

Emergency services are provided by the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System with the Office of Emergency Management. LC-CFRS is a combination system that utilizes some 500 volunteers and over 600 career firefighters, EMT/paramedics, dispatchers, and support staff. LCFR is one of the largest fire and rescue systems in Virginia.[61]

Law enforcement in Loudoun County is provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, which is Virginia's largest sheriff's office, as well as three town police departments: Leesburg Police, Purcellville Police, and Middleburg Police. The county's highways are also patrolled by Virginia State Police troopers. Dulles Airport and the Dulles Toll Road are patrolled by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department.[62][63][64][65]

The Loudoun County Public Library System has eleven[66] branches in the county. The library's Outreach Department of the Loudoun County Public Library is a resource for those who cannot easily access branch services. The public library system has won several awards, including 10th place for libraries serving a comparably sized population in 2006[67][68]

Loudoun County is one of the counties in Virginia that elects to cover their employees in the Virginia Mortgage Assistance Program (VMAP). The program is designed to make housing more affordable for civil service workers in Virginia.[69]

Transportation

Airports

Dulles International Airport in Dulles

Loudoun County has two airports: Washington Dulles International and Leesburg Executive.

Bus

Loudoun County operates its own bus public transit system, known as Loudoun County Commuter Bus.

Rail

The Silver Line of the Washington Metro provides service at the Dulles Airport, Loudoun Gateway, and Ashburn stations.

Major highways

US 15 and VA State Route 7 on the Leesburg Bypass

Education

The county is served by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS serves over 70,000 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is Virginia's fifth largest school system.[70][71] Loudoun County schools recently ranked 11th in the United States in terms of educational achievement versus funds spent.[72] Loudoun County also sends students to its Loudoun Academy of Science, formerly housed within Dominion High School now within the Academies of Loudoun,[73] and is eligible to send students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a STEM magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia.[74]

Loudoun County is home to ten private schools: Loudoun Country Day School, a Pre-K–8 independent school 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 in Leesburg; Loudoun Classical School, a Protestant classical 7th-12th grade school in Purcellville;[75] Leesburg Christian School, a K–12 school in Leesburg; St. Theresa School, a K–8 Roman Catholic school in Ashburn; Village Montessori School at Bluemont, an accredited Pre-K through Elementary Montessori school in Bluemont; 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] and Loudoun School for Advanced Studies (formerly the Ideal Schools High School,) an independent non-denominational school in Ashburn.[citation needed]

In terms of post-secondary education, Loudoun County is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including: Patrick Henry College, a private Christian college; Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling (branch campus); George Washington University (satellite campus); George Mason University (satellite campus); Marymount University (satellite campus); Shenandoah University (satellite campus); and Strayer University (satellite campus).[76] Loudoun is also home to a satellite campus of the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[citation needed]

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on 2018 estimates by the United States Census Bureau.[77]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2018 est.)
1 Leesburg Town 52,125
2 Ashburn CDP 50,290
3 South Riding CDP 31,071
4 Sterling CDP 30,403
5 Brambleton CDP 20,081
6 Broadlands CDP 13,704
7 Stone Ridge CDP 12,990
8 Lansdowne CDP 12,696
9 Sugarland Run CDP 12,576
10 Cascades CDP 11,670
11 Lowes Island CDP 11,111
12 Countryside CDP 10,042
13 Purcellville Town 9,709
14 Belmont CDP 6,629
15 Dulles Town Center CDP 5,023
16 University Center CDP 4,060
16 Lovettsville Town 2,544
17 Oak Grove CDP 2,468
18 Moorefield Station CDP 1,369
19 Arcola CDP 963
20 Round Hill Town 693
21 Middleburg Town 620
22 Hamilton Town 537
23 Hillsboro Town 175

Notable people

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. Essayist and journalist Russell Baker grew up in Morrisonville, Virginia and his book Growing Up highlights his childhood in rural Virginia. Entertainer Arthur Godfrey lived near historic Waterford, Virginia. Loudoun County is also the birthplace of Julia Neale Jackson, mother of Stonewall Jackson,[78] and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright, mother of the Wright Brothers.[79]

Sister cities

Loudoun County has eight Sister City/County relationships, and one Friendship City Partnership. Most are also suburbs of their respective capitals.[87]

See also

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ Includes all people who gave "American Indian", "Eskimo", or "Aleut" as their race, regardless of Hispanic identity.
  2. ^ Includes all people who gave "Japanese", "Chinese", "Filipino", "Korean", "Asian Indian", or "Vietnamese" as their race, regardless of Hispanic identity.
  3. ^ Includes all people who gave "Hawaiian", "Guamanian", or "Samoan" as their race, regardless of Hispanic identity.

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