Leesburg, IN


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Leesburg is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 558 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leesburg is the 383rd largest community in Indiana. Leesburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leesburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leesburg is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leesburg who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), management occupations (12.80%), and food service (6.10%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Leesburg is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Leesburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Leesburg perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Leesburg is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Leesburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.63% of adults in Leesburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Leesburg in 2010 was $21,293, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,172 for a family of four.

Leesburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Leesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leesburg include English, Irish, Hungarian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Leesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.