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Leesburg is a city in Lake County, in the Orlando metro area.

The community was named for Calvin and Evander Lee, founders.

The latitude of Leesburg is 28.810N. The longitude is -81.878W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,216.


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Median household income
Local
$25,988
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leesburg demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 222. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 13.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Leesburg Main Street Carnival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Leesburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Lake-Sumter Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
I found myself on Interstate 75 near Leesburg, in Lake County, where the Ridge begins. The Ridge is the Florida Divide, the peninsular watershed, and, to hear Floridians describe it, the world's most stupendous mountain range after the Himalayas and the Andes.
-- Oranges
John McPhee

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Leesburg residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leesburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leesburg was $15,762, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Leesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Leesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.


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Libraries in Leesburg include Leesburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Leesburg include Leesburg Daily Commercial

TV stations in Leesburg include WACX, WLCB.

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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leesburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Leesburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Leesburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Leesburg include Days Inn Leesburg, Guesthouse Inn, Microtel Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn Leesburg, Super 8.

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“ I found myself on Interstate 75 near Leesburg, in Lake County, where the Ridge begins. The Ridge is the Florida Divide, the peninsular watershed, and, to hear Floridians describe it, the world's most stupendous mountain range after the Himalayas and the Andes. ”
~ Oranges
John McPhee

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