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Loudoun County, Virginia

US county information
NameLoudoun County
Motto"I Byde My Time"
StateVirginia
SeatLeesburg
US Area
Total Area521 sq mi (1349.4 km2)
Land Area520 sq mi (1346.8 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population312311 (2010)
Density231.8/km2 (600.6/sq mi)
Founded1757

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Loudoun County (c-eniconˈlaʊdən ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county is estimated to be home to 312,311 people, an 84 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fourth fastest-growing in the United States during that period. Its county seat is Leesburg. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years.

As of 2007, Loudoun County has the highest median household income of any county in the United States ($107,207), beating neighboring Fairfax County, Virginia ($105,241). The two counties have been trading places as the highest-income county in the United States in recent years.


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