Loudoun County Greetings Home of Dulles Airport, Leesburg and possibly You!
Loudoun has its own unique character, lifestyle and quality-of-life. Although Loudoun enjoys many of the amenities associated with proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., much of the county retains its rural charm with small, picturesque towns and villages and an established tradition of the “hunt” culture. Because of the proliferation of horse-related activities in the county, many of Loudoun’s visitors come to enjoy such events as point-to-point racing, nationally recognized horse shows and the steeplechase.
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Loudoun County is also home to many beautiful estates, historic sites, and fine wineries. Other events which attract tourists include homes tours, country and crafts fairs and special Christmas festivities.
For more than two centuries, agriculture was the dominant way of life in Loudoun County, which had a relatively constant population of about 20,000. That began to change in the early 1960s, when Dulles International Airport was built in the southeastern part of the county. The airport attracted new businesses, workers and their families to the area.
At the same time, the metropolitan Washington, DC, area began a period of rapid growth. Major road improvements made commuting from Loudoun County much easier, attracting more and more people to the eastern part of the county. In the last three decades, the population of Loudoun County nearly quadrupled.
Today, Loudoun County is a growing, dynamic county of about 283,000 people. Loudoun is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, healthy diversity of expanding business opportunities, comfortable neighborhoods, and high quality public services.
County population in July 2007: 278,797 (84% urban, 16% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 47,588
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,312
|% of renters here:||21%|
Land area: 520 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
|Population density: 536 people per square mile||
2008 cost of living index in Loudoun County: 123.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Type of workers:
- Private wage or salary: 78%
- Government: 17%
- Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
- Unpaid family work: 0% city-data.com