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Ashburn, Virginia

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Ashburn is a census-designated place CDP in Loudoun County, Virginia As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 43,511 It is 30 miles 48 km northwest of Washington, DC and part of the Washington metropolitan area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Subdivisions
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Economy
  • 5 Government
    • 51 Federal
  • 6 Education
    • 61 Colleges and universities
    • 62 Primary and secondary schools
  • 7 Media
  • 8 Infrastructure
    • 81 Emergency services
  • 9 Sports, recreation, and entertainment
    • 91 Golf courses
    • 92 Recreational parks
    • 93 Sports and entertainment center
  • 10 Notable people
  • 11 See also
  • 12 References
  • 13 External links

History

Ashburn was originally called Farmwell variant names include Old Farmwell and Farmwell Station after a nearby mansion of that name owned by George Lee III The name "Farmwell" first appeared in George Lee's October 1802 will and was used to describe the 1,236 acre 50 km² plantation he inherited from his father, Thomas Ludwell Lee II A section of Farmwell plantation west of Ashburn Road, a 580 acre 23 km² tract, was purchased in 1841 as a summer home by John Janney, a Quaker lawyer who nearly became Vice President of the United States Janney called the property Ashburn Farm; the name's first known appearance in writing is 1870, when he sold the property It is likely he named the farm after family friends whose name was "Ashburn"

The Belmont Manor House and Janelia are listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Geography

Ashburn is located at 39°02′37″N 077°29′15″W / 3904361°N 7748750°W / 3904361; -7748750 390437192, −774874899 and its average elevation is 295 feet 90 m above sea level According to the 2010 United States Census, the CDP has a total area of 17287 square miles 4477 km2, of which 17025 square miles 4409 km2 is land and 0262 square miles 068 km2 is water Ashburn is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun County

Subdivisions

The Ashburn area consists of many major and minor subdivisions such as Ashbrook, Ashburn Farm, Ashburn Village, the Courts and Ridges at Ashburn, Belmont Greene, Belmont Country Club, Broadlands and the Village of Waxpool

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau defines Ashburn as a census-designated place CDP As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 43,511 residents, while the larger ZIP Code Tabulation Area ZCTA for Ashburn's 20147 ZIP code contained 54,086 people

Many of its residents commute into Washington, DC and the surrounding suburbs such as Tysons Corner and Reston to their places of employment The median household income as of 2009 was $100,719 Median age in Ashburn is 316 Ashburn's population is made up of 49% males and 51% females The racial makeup of the CDP is 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 29 persons 98% percent of Ashburn residents have a high school degree Some 42 percent of Ashburn's population holds a four-year bachelor's degree; 18 percent holds graduate degrees

Homeowners formed 80 percent 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 50 years The median housing value is at $345,000

Economy

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 Ashburn is also home to government contractor Telos

The George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus are located in Ashburn Redskins Park, the training camp for the Washington Redskins football team of the National Football League, is also located in Ashburn Wikimedia Foundation parent of Wikipedia has its primary data center in Ashburn

EADS North America the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, renamed Airbus Group, Inc, a defense contractor headed by former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, has a second location in Ashburn in addition to the main office in Herndon, Virginia

Government

Federal

The United States Postal Service operates the Ashburn Post Office The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Ashburn Aviation Field Office in Ashburn; it is the regional headquarters of the NTSB Aviation Eastern Region

Education

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

Main article: Loudoun County Public 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, Discovery Elementary School, Dominion Trail Elementary School, Hillside Elementary School, Legacy Elementary School,Creighton's Corner Elementary, Mill Run Elementary School, Moorefield Station 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 Eagle Ridge Middle School, Farmwell Station Middle School, Stone Hill Middle School, and Trailside Middle School Public high schools in Ashburn include Briar Woods High School, Broad Run High School, Stone Bridge High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School, and Rock Ridge 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

Media

Media covering Ashburn include Leesburg Today, and the Loudoun Times-Mirror

Infrastructure

Emergency services

Ashburn's fire and emergency medical services are provided by a combination of the volunteers of Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department and the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management AVFRD is a company under LCFR, and serves Ashburn with Stations 6 and 22, which is located next to Loudoun Hospital LCFR operates the 24-7 career Moorefield station 23, the first of its kind in the county The Ashburn area is served by the Inova Ashburn Healthplex Emergency Room at the corner of the Dulles Greenway and Loudoun County Parkway as well as Inova Loudoun Hospital, located less than 2 miles 32 km from Ashburn in neighboring Lansdowne, Virginia, and by larger hospitals in the Washington suburbs and city

Sports, recreation, and entertainment

Golf courses

Ashburn is home to Brambleton Golf Course, and Belmont Country Club golf courses

Recreational parks

  • Beaverdam Creek Reservoir
  • Brambleton Regional Park
  • Trailside Park

Sports and entertainment center

One Loudoun, a new multimillion-dollar residential, sports, and entertainment development designed to be the downtown area of Loudoun County, and contains the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, restaurants, and housing, as well as the Edelman Financial Field, a planned baseball stadium designed to be the centerpiece of the area

Notable people

  • Trace McSorley - Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback

See also

  • Virginia portal
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Loudoun County, Virginia
    • Janelia mansion, located on Janelia Farm Research Campus
    • Belmont Manor House

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ashburn" Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey Retrieved January 21, 2013 
  2. ^ a b c d "Places: Virginia" 2010 Census Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 21, 2013 
  3. ^ a b c "Ashburn CDP, Virginia" Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 21, 2013 
  4. ^ "Post Office, Zip Code, Jurisdiction and AAA Cross-Reference List" PDF Virginia Department for the Aging June 9, 2004 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Virginia" FIPS55 Data United States Geological Survey February 23, 2006 Archived from the original on June 18, 2006 
  6. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places Sub-state 2010 Census Data Missouri Census Data Center Accessed 2011-03-08
  7. ^ "Ashburn, VA – History" Retrieved 2013-01-20 
  8. ^ National Park Service 2010-07-09 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service 
  9. ^ "ZCTA5: 20147 Ashburn" Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 21, 2013 
  10. ^ "Loudoun County Commuter Bus Adds 123 Spaces for Ashburn Commuter Parking" loudouncountytrafficcom 2010-01-20 Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "20147 Ashburn Neighborhood in Ashburn, VA" realestateaolcom 2010 Retrieved 2012-10-22 
  12. ^ "Top-earning towns" CNN Retrieved August 23, 2012 
  13. ^ "World Trade Center: Dulles Airport at One Loudoun" dullesworldtradecom 2009 Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  14. ^ "Verizon Business Global Llc - Ashburn, Virginia VA - Company Profile" mantacom 2010-06-15 Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  15. ^ Noguchi, Yuki 2005-02-15 "Telecom Is Getting Another Behemoth" washingtonpostcom Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  16. ^ "Training Camp Frequently Asked Questions" redskinscom 2009 Archived from the original on July 23, 2010 Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  17. ^ "Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia" Wikimedia January 19, 2013 
  18. ^ "Post Office Location - ASHBURN Archived May 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine" United States Postal Service Retrieved on May 15, 2010
  19. ^ "Regional Offices: Aviation" National Transportation Safety Board Retrieved on May 15, 2010
  20. ^ Kravitz, Derek 2009-12-14 "Developer donates land for George Mason campus in Loudoun" Washington Post Retrieved 2009-12-19 
  21. ^ "Loudoun County Public Schools: Official Website" loudounk12vaus 2010 Archived from the original on July 22, 2010 Retrieved 2010-07-14 
  22. ^ Hoffer, Audrey 10 January 2014 "Buying New: A pedestrian-friendly urban oasis in Loudoun" Washington Post Retrieved 20 July 2015 

External links

  • Ashburn guide
  • History of Ashburn


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