At the end of 2013, Loudoun County received national attention for being ranked the most affluent county in the nation. Only a few months later, the area is receiving even more attention for another positive ranking – this time, for population growth.
Loudoun County continues to be the fastest growing county in Virginia, according to recently released information from the U.S. Census. Over the course of one year – between July 2012 and July 2013 – the population of Loudoun County grew at an astounding rate of 239 residents per week.
The county’s population growth isn’t just significant on a state level, however. Over the past year, Loudoun County also ranked nationally as the second fastest growing large county, which is defined as a county with more than 250,000 residents.
According to the Census information, the population of Loudoun County is currently 349,679, representing a 12% increase from 2010. According to a Washington Business Journal article from earlier this year, researchers form the University of Virginia estimated that more than 35,000 people moved to Loudoun County in the time period from the 2010 Census to July 1, 2013.
At One Loudoun, we’re optimistic that Loudoun County will continue to see even more growth in the future, as future residents continue to realize all of positive aspects of living in the area. The key to accommodating this incredible population growth is new housing, which is just one part of our mixed-use development.
If you live in Loudoun County or have visited, it’s not hard to see why there’s been such a rapid increase in population in recent years. The county is certainly viewed as one of the most desirable in the Northern Virginia area, and for good reason. Proximity to Washington, D.C., a high standard of living, low poverty, a wealthy and educated workforce, and beautiful homes are all aspects of Loudoun County that make it an excellent place to live. Apparently, all of these great attributes have caught the attention of a multitude of homeowners who have decided to call Loudoun County home over the past several years.
With all of the population growth, expansion and change in the area, it’s an exciting time to become a part of the Loudoun County community. Though there are certainly a lot of options for homes in the area, none offer quite the level of convenience that One Loudoun does. Since our community is a mixed-use development, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations are all within walking distance of the doorsteps of our residents’ homes.
There’s certainly a lot to love about Loudoun County, and that’s why it’s seen such a population boom over the past several years. But our residents and the employees in our retail stores, restaurants and businesses know that to truly experience all the benefits of Loudoun County, you have to experience One Loudoun.
SOURCE: Leesburg Today, Washington Business Journal, U.S. Census