Leesburg, VA
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Leesburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 51,209 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Leesburg is the 24th largest community in Virginia.

Leesburg home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Leesburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Leesburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leesburg is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leesburg who work in management occupations (15.02%), sales jobs (11.12%), and office and administrative support (10.31%).

Also of interest is that Leesburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Leesburg is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Leesburg area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Leesburg are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.35% of adults in Leesburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Leesburg in 2010 was $40,438, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,752 for a family of four. However, Leesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Leesburg is an extremely 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 Asian. Leesburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leesburg include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Leesburg's cultural character, accounting for 22.88% of the town’s population.

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