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Ashburn, Virginia


Ashburn, Virginia is a census-designated place located in Loudoun County, Virginia, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The population as of the 2010 Census was 43,511.

Ashburn is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun County.



As of 2010, Ashburn's population is 88,397.[4] Many of its residents commute into Washington, D.C. and the surrounding suburbs such as Tysons Corner and Reston to their places of employment.[5] The median household income as of 2009 was $100,719.[4] Median age in Ashburn is 31.6.[4] Ashburn's population is made up of 49% males and 51% females. 68 percent of the population are married.The ethnic groups were White (71%), Asian/Pacific Islander (14%), African American (8%), Hispanic (7%), and Other race (7%). The total number of households accounted for in Ashburn was 22,555. The median household size is 2.9 persons.[4] 98% percent of Ashburn residents have a high school degree. 42% of Ashburn's population holds a four-year bachelor's degree. 18 percent of the population hold graduate degrees.



Located within the Dulles Technology Corridor, Ashburn is home to many high-tech businesses. World Trade Center Dulles Airport is currently under construction and will be the second World Trade Center in the state. Verizon Business has a major office in Ashburn at the location replacing MCI WorldCom's headquarters, after its acquisition. It announced that it would move its headquarters to Ashburn in 2003. Ashburn is also home to government contractor Telos. Prior to 2009, AOL had its headquarters in Ashburn, but today, maintains its Ashburn location as a satellite office, while its headquarters were moved to New York City. According to AOL's Real Estate website, the future job growth of Ashburn is projected to be 26% over the next ten years. The unemployment rate is at 3%.

The area serves as headquarters for the internet service provider Verizon Business and for the Janelia Farm Research Campus (HHMI). Redskins Park, the training camp for the Washington Redskins football team of the National Football League, is also located in Ashburn.

Homeowners formed 80% of the population. In addition, renters made up 13% of the population. There were 7% properties available as vacancies. The median age of housing was 5.0 years.The median housing value is at $531,000.



Colleges and universities

George Washington University and Strayer University have campuses in Ashburn. In December 2009, it was announced that George Mason University is planning to set up a campus in Ashburn, to be located at Exit 6 off the Dulles Greenway.

Primary and secondary schools

Educational institutions in Ashburn are operated by the Loudoun County Public Schools.

Ashburn's elementary schools include Ashburn Elementary School, Belmont Station Elementary School, Cedar Lane Elementary School, Dominion Trail Elementary School, Hillside Elementary School, Legacy Elementary School,Creighton's Corner Elementary, Mill Run Elementary School, Newton-Lee Elementary School, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School, Sanders Corner Elementary School, and Steuart W. Weller Elementary School. Ashburn's public middle schools include Belmont Ridge Middle School, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Farmwell Station Middle School, and Stone Hill Middle School. Public high schools in Ashburn include Briar Woods High School, Broad Run High School, and Stone Bridge High School.

There are five private schools in Ashburn: Ideal Schools High School, St. Theresa Catholic School, Virginia Academy, Boyd School, and County Christian School.

Information Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

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