Leesburg, VA

Leesburg profile

Living in Leesburg

Leesburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 48,250 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Leesburg is the 20th 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 87.71% 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 (15.94%), sales jobs (10.11%), and office and administrative support (9.66%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.01% 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.

One downside of living in Leesburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.00 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Leesburg. 54.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leesburg in 2018 was $48,559, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,236 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 Black or African-American. Leesburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leesburg include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

Leesburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.91%.

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