Leesburg, VA Town of Leesburg

35. Leesburg, VA

May 30, 2014

Top 50 rank: 35

Population: 46,140

Leesburg's charming downtown dates back to 1758, and the community has made a point of preserving the historical architecture. Other perks include the town's proximity to the Virginia wine country and an award-winning farmers' market.

Homes in the area have a median sale price a bit under $400,000 -- not cheap, but reasonable for the region. There aren't many large employers in town, so most residents commute 40 miles to D.C., or to a major AOL office, just 15 miles away. --H.L.

Leesburg, VA

Town stats

Median family income (per year)$118,180
Job growth % (2010-2012)7.23%
Median home price (2012)$322,500
Reading test scores (% above/below average)1.5%
Math test scores (% above/below average)-0.4%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)18


Median family income (per year)$118,180
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted)$86,062
Sales tax5.00%II
State income tax rate (highest bracket)5.75%
State income tax rate (lowest bracket)2.00%
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state)$1,584
Job growth % (2010-2012)7.23%


Median home price (2012)$322,500
Average property taxes (2012)$4,006


Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles)22
Reading test scores (% above/below state average)1.5%
Test scores math (% above/below average)-0.4%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits)95.6/4.4

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good)86.2%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)18
Median commute time (in minutes)30.6
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer28.8%
% population walk or bike to work3.8%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles)12
Restaurants (within 15 miles)905
Bars (within 15 miles)42
Public golf courses (within 30 miles)149
Libraries (within 15 miles)18
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles)11
Ski resorts (within 100 miles)N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)0.5


Annual rainfall (inches)41.8
% clear days in the area54%
High temp in July ° F87.1°
Low temp in Jan ° F20.8°

Meet the neighbors

Median age32.7
Completed at least some college (% of residents)70.6%
Married %52.5%
Divorced %6.3%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)145.1
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