A new survey has shown widespread satisfaction from Loudoun County residents toward its community and public services.
In the wide-ranging survey commissioned by the county, Loudoun residents said they were happy with their public schools, safety and the county’s suburban-rural balance. Asked to pick one rank between “excellent”, “good”, “fair” or “poor” in the survey, 94 percent said the quality of life in Loudoun is “excellent” or “good.” Those saying Loudoun’s quality of life was “excellent” has increased from about 36 percent in 2007 to about 52 percent in 2016.
Additionally, About 98 percent said they felt “safe” or “very safe in their neighborhoods.”
The biggest concerns by far were development and traffic. In the 2016 edition of the survey, worries over growth and development eclipsed concerns over traffic for the first time in at least 10 years.
The survey is conducted every other year by the University of Virginia’s Center for Survey Research. The center interviewed 1,003 Loudoun residents and has a sampling error of +/- 3.8 percentage points.