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Welcome to Leesburg ...

The town of Leesburg is located in Loudoun County and is the County Seat for Loudoun County.

The location of Leesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Leesburg has a population of 54,215 people<2> (see below for details).

Leesburg is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Leesburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leesburg had a population of 42,616 people (or 13.65% of the total population of Loudoun County). This makes Leesburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Leesburg represents 0.53% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,616 people, the population of Leesburg increased 50.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,311 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Leesburg had an population of 54,215 people. This is an increase of 27.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 91.5% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leesburg.

Communities near Leesburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Leesburg and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   6,266   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   68,710   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   5,269   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   640   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Herndon   [Map]   24,532   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lovettsville   [Map]   2,054   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Leesburg.

Communities Also Named Leesburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Leesburg - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leesburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leesburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leesburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leesburg. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Leesburg:

Websites for Leesburg ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesburg ...

Looking for more information about Leesburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leesburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Loudoun County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leesburg:

The official website for Loudoun County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leesburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leesburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leesburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1045, Longitude: -77.5554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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