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Leon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Leon had a population of 1,914 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Leon is located at latitude 40.7397 and longitude -93.7477 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of Leon (GNIS ID: 468204) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Leon is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

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Leon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,914
Population in Households 1,851
Population in Familes 1,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 603
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $31,668
Average Household Income $45,578
Per Capita Income $19,096


Total Housing Units 935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $82,061
Average Home Value $115,947


Total Households 791
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 463
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.39% -0.75%
Households -0.52% -0.82%
Families -0.49% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Leon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leon to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 174 83rd
Population Density # 562 44th
Diversity Index # 507 50th
Median Household Income # 1009 0th
Per Capita Income # 1004 1st

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