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Town of Lovettsville

  •   State: 
    Loudoun County
      County FIPS: 
    39°16.4′N 77°38.4′W
      Area total: 
    0.85 sq mi (2.20 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.84 sq mi (2.19 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    505 ft (154 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,604.27 residents per square mile of area (1,005.09/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Lovettsville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Settled primarily by German immigrants, the town was originally established in 1836. The population was 1,613 at the 2010 census and an estimated 2,198 in 2019. In 2018, after the NHL's Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history, the council voted to temporarily rename the town "Capitals-ville" for the duration of the finals. The town sits on a low ridge within the Loudoun Valley, with the west side of town draining to Dutchman Creek and the east side draining to Quarter Branch, both streams flowing north to the Potomac River. During the Civil War, LoveTtsville was an important transportation stop for Union troops crossing the PotOMac River, and was among the few communities in Loudou County to vote against secession. In 1940, Lovettsvile was the site of a crash of a DC-3 airliner, killing 25 people, including U.S. Senator Ernest Lundeen, and became known as the Lovettevile air disaster. In 2012, a district of the town's historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 39°16.4N 77°38.4W (39.2728, -77.6399) The town has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km²), of which 2.1 acres (8,354 m2), or 0.38%, are water.


Lovettsville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia. It was established in 1836 as a town, but not fully incorporated until 1876. The town was the site of the worst air disaster in U.S. history in 1940, killing 25 people. In 2018, after the NHL's Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history, the town's council voted to temporarily rename the town "Capitals-ville" for the duration of the finals. It is the home of the Washington Capitals hockey team. The Lovettsvile Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. The Washington Capitals are currently playing the New York Rangers in the NHL Stanley Cup finals, which will be held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on June 12 and June 13. The Capitals have won the Cup twice in their history, once in 1998 and again in 2002. The game will be the first time the Capitals have reached the final in their franchise history. It will also be the third time that they have reached this stage of the playoffs. The team has won the title once before, in 1998, when they beat the New Jersey Devils in the semi-finals of the NHL Finals. The city is home to the Washington Wizards hockey team, which has won two Stanley Cup titles in the last three seasons. It also hosts the Washington Redskins football team, who won the championship in 2008 and 2009. The Redskins are the only team in the NFL to have won more than one Super Bowl title.


Lovettsville is located in northern Loudoun County at 39°16.4N 77°38.4W (39.2728, -77.6399) The town sits on a low ridge within the Loudoun Valley, with the west side of town draining to Dutchman Creek and the east side draining to Quarter Branch. The town has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km²), of which 2.1 acres (8,354 m2), or 0.38%, are water. Virginia State Route 287 passes through the center of town, leading north 3 miles (5 km) to Brunswick, Maryland, and south 11 miles (18km) to Purcellville. Leesburg, the Loudou county seat, is 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Lovettsvile, and is the county seat for the entire state of Virginia, with a population of 1,788. The U.S. Census Bureau has a Lovetttsvillian population of 2,038. The population of the town was 2,071 at the 2010 census. The city is located on the banks of the Potomac River, which flows north to the Atlantic Ocean in Maryland and the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. It is the only town in the state to be on the National Register of Historic Places, which is listed as a National Park Service site. The state's highest point is Mount Airy, Virginia, which was established in 1881.


Lovettsville has a councilmanager form of government. The town's mayor and vice mayor are elected by the town council. The mayor is Nathaniel O. Fontaine, and the vice mayor is Christopher Hornbaker. The Town Manager is Sam Finz, who also serves as the Town Council's vice mayor and the town's town council's town manager.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,613 people, 566 households, and 424 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 87.0% White, 6.0%, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islands American, and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3%. The median income for a household was $100,288, and $109,808 for a family. The per capita income for the town is $33,212. None of the families and.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9. 1% of those over 64. The town is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's West Virginia-New Hampshire border. It is the only town in the state with a population of more than 1,000. It was the site of a World War II-era naval base, which was evacuated in the 1950s. The U.N. World War Two-era base was also located in the area, but was later abandoned. It has since been used as a military air base and training base for the United States Air Force. The base is still used by the Air Force as a training ground for airmen and airmen. It also serves as a base for air refueling and other emergency services. It's the only base in New Hampshire that is still open to the public.


Virginia State Route 287 is the only primary highway directly serving Lovettsville. SR 287 extends southward to Virginia State Route 7 at Purcellville. It also continues north to the Potomac River, where a bridge connects the north end of SR 287 to Brunswick, Maryland.


Lovettsville's Oktoberfest typically takes place on the last full weekend of September. The town also hosts Movies and Concerts on the Green at the Walker Pavilion monthly during the warm weather months. In December, the Loudoun Valley German Society hosts the acclaimed annual Christkindlmarkt (traditional German Christmas market) On New Year's Day, the town hosts a 5K fun run around oddly-arranged traffic square at the center of town. It is also known as the "All-American town picnic" over Memorial Day Weekend, billed as Lovettsvillle's All-American Town Picnic. It also hosts a Christmas market over the first weekend of December. It's also known for its annual Christmas market on the second weekend in December. The city's Christmas market is one of the largest in the United States and attracts thousands of visitors. It takes place in the town's historic downtown area and is held over three days in December and January. The market is held in the historic town square at a site that dates back to the 17th century. It was originally built as a German market in the early 1800s, and is now a popular tourist attraction. It has been renamed after the German town of Lüneburg, where it was founded in 18th century and is still located. It hosts a number of events, including the Christmas market and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the city's historic center. The Christmas market also takes place every year on the third weekend in January.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia = 42.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lovettsville = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 25,949 individuals with a median age of 33.5 age the population grows by 48.65% in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,604.27 residents per square mile of area (1,005.09/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 481 households with an average household income of $74,267 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 4.50% of the available work force and has dropped -1.99% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.52%. The number of physicians in Lovettsville per 100,000 population = 168.8.


The annual rainfall in Lovettsville = 36.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 25.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 104. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 194. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 78.12%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 23 years with median home cost = $281,260 and home appreciation of -5.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.61 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,369 per student. There are 13 students for each teacher in the school, 124 students for each Librarian and 317 students for each Counselor. 4.94% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.49% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.22% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lovettsville's population in Loudoun County, Virginia of 1,963 residents in 1900 has increased 13,22-fold to 25,949 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.58% female residents and 48.42% male residents live in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia are married and the remaining 45.13% are single population.

  • 39.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Lovettsville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.78% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.31% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.53% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, 78.12% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.25% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.64% are vacant.

  • The 40.55% of the population in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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