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Leon is a city in Decatur County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Leon is 40.739N. The longitude is -93.747W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,125 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,974.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,390
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leon demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· South Independence
Local festivals include:
  • Decatur County Fair - July 19-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Leon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Nine Eagles State Park, Little River Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Decatur County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Leon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Decatur 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 50144 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Leon residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leon was $13,015, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Leon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Leon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $558.


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

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

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The average commute time for Leon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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