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Leaf River is a township in Ogle County, in the Rochelle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Leaf River. For links to other places called Leaf River, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Leaf River is 42.158N. The longitude is -89.39W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,260.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Leaf River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ogle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61039 ZIP code.
37% of Leaf River residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leaf River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leaf River was $18,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Leaf River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Leaf River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.
Ogle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leaf River political report.
The average commute time for Leaf River workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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