Leesburg, Virginia Population 2021

53,655
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Leesburg is a city located in Loudoun County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Loudoun County. With a 2020 population of 53,655, it is the 12th largest city in Virginia and the 736th largest city in the United States . Leesburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually but its population has increased by 25.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,616 in 2010. Leesburg reached it's highest population of 54,055 in 2017. Spanning over 12 miles, Leesburg has a population density of 4,327 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leesburg is $140,013 with a poverty rate of 5.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,624 per month, and the median house value is $434,300. The median age in Leesburg is 35.2 years, 35.2 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Leesburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leesburg was:

  • White: 73.84%
  • Black or African American: 8.23%
  • Asian: 8.08%
  • Two or more races: 5.00%
  • Other race: 4.26%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Leesburg, Virginia is 53,655 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,763.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,616.

Leesburg, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,13073.84%
Black or African American4,3598.23%
Asian4,2848.08%
Two or More Races2,6505.00%
Some Other Race2,2604.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native2400.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander710.13%
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Leesburg Population by Race

Leesburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Leesburg Median Age

35.2


Total

35.2


Male

35.3


Female

Leesburg Adults

There are 38,852 adults, (4,486 of whom are seniors) in Leesburg.

Leesburg Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Leesburg Sex Ratio

Female

26,789

50.55%

Male

26,205

49.45%

Leesburg Population by Age

Leesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female49.3%50.7%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9002.9572.3
Married11,2913.5483.1
Non Family4,5901.455.2
Female1,4143.149.3
Male6053.154.5

3.43

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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Leesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4334.20%
9th to 12th Grade1,4544.27%
High School Graduate5,54616.27%
Some College4,78914.05%
Associates Degree2,3977.03%
Bachelors Degree11,45433.60%
Graduate Degree7,01420.58%
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Leesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,15721,73813,787
Hispanic5,1653,4861,226
Asian3,1222,7611,785
Black2,6702,2891,066
Other Race1,379926374
2+ Races1,013825474
Native American17515566
Islander5757

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 62.22%.

Leesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,204$76,061$47,345
Less Than 9th Grade$31,743$36,577$25,859
High School Graduate$34,809$39,691$26,226
Some College$50,636$71,364$35,685
Bachelors Degree$79,375$101,299$57,026
Graduate Degree$95,764$123,527$72,500

$61,204

Average Earnings

$76,061

Average Male

$47,345

Average Female

Leesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leesburg Language by Age

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Leesburg Language

72.14% of Leesburg residents speak only English, while 27.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.74% of the population.

Leesburg Language

Leesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,4961,0523.24%
Hispanic9,3177307.84%
Black4,32350811.75%
Other2,24248021.41%
Asian4,2842315.39%
Multiple2,6301184.49%
Native240114.58%

5.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.40%

Male Poverty Rate

6.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leesburg is Other, with 21.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leesburg is White, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.42%.

Leesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.80%
Less Than 9th Grade8.40%
Some College3.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Leesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.28%
Male Unemployed11.17%
Female Employed3.92%
Male Employed2.45%

Leesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,444$140,013
Families$128,844$153,899
Married Families$144,514-
Non Families$70,856$96,637
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Income by Household Type

Leesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Leesburg Married by Age and Sex

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Leesburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Leesburg Marital Status by Race

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Leesburg Marital Status

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2,899

Number of Veterans

2,516

Male Veterans

383

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,194
Second Gulf War844
Vietnam590
Korea141
World War II65

Leesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,258
55 to 64528
75+416
65 to 74368
18 to 34329

Leesburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5688.75%
Hispanic1682.65%
Black1585.56%
Asian802.38%
2+ Races625.00%
Native American3117.82%

Leesburg Veterans by Race

Leesburg Veterans by Education

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1.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leesburg Veterans by Education

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77.6%

Labor Force Participation

74.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Leesburg Employment by Age

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Leesburg Employment by Race

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Leesburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.37%

Born in Leesburg

78.71%

Native Born

21.29%

Foreign Born

10.79%

Non Citizen

10.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.71% of Leesburg residents were born in the United States, with 36.37% having been born in Virginia. 10.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Leesburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202153,655-36-0.07%
202053,691-36-0.07%
201953,727-36-0.07%
201853,763-292-0.54%
201754,0551,5602.97%
201652,4951,5603.06%
201550,9351,5973.24%
201449,3381,6253.41%
201347,7131,6373.55%
201246,0761,5393.46%
201144,5371,4703.41%
201043,06714,7564.28%
200028,31112,1095.74%
199016,2027,8456.84%
19808,3573,5365.66%
19704,8211,9525.33%
19602,8691,1695.37%
19501,7000.00%
19401,7002000.31%
19001,5000.00%

Leesburg Population by Year