Leesburg, Florida Population 2020

23,985
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Leesburg is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 23,985, it is the 106th largest city in Florida and the 1604th largest city in the United States. Leesburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 19.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,117 in 2010. Spanning over 40 miles, Leesburg has a population density of 655 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leesburg is $48,894 with a poverty rate of 25.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $883 per month, and the median house value is $139,700. The median age in Leesburg is 38.8 years, 36.2 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.9 males.

Leesburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leesburg was:

  • White: 68.31%
  • Black or African American: 26.87%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Leesburg, Florida is 23,985, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,163.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,117.

Leesburg, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,19468.31%
Black or African American5,97626.87%
Two or More Races5532.49%
Asian2861.29%
Some Other Race1790.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.25%
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Leesburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Leesburg Median Age

38.8


Total

36.2


Male

41.6


Female

Leesburg Adults

There are 16,443 adults, (5,309 of whom are seniors) in Leesburg.

Leesburg Age Dependency

99.8

Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Leesburg Sex Ratio

Female

12,095

54.38%

Male

10,148

45.62%

Leesburg Households and Families

Leesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All50.8%49.2%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Male22.1%77.9%
Female20.7%79.3%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7322.550.8
Non Family3,6891.1646.4
Married3,2823.2171.8
Female1,4223.9320.7
Male3394.0922.1

3.38

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Leesburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3722.50%
9th to 12th Grade1,67111.22%
High School Graduate5,72238.41%
Some College3,29222.10%
Associates Degree1,4129.48%
Bachelors Degree1,57010.54%
Graduate Degree8595.77%
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Leesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,3318,5171,915
Black3,2762,541138
Hispanic1,8841,407300
Multiple Races26824847
Asian24122476
Other Race10765
Native American3939

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.54%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,577$31,440$22,217
Less Than High School$24,574$35,694$11,169
High School Grad$24,038$30,422$17,741
Some College$25,620$28,512$23,968
Bachelors Degree$36,982$46,250$35,436
Graduate Degree$47,386$68,021$42,727

$26,577

Average Earnings

$31,440

Average Male

$22,217

Average Female

Leesburg Language

Leesburg Language by Age

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Leesburg Language

86.59% of Leesburg residents speak only English, while 13.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.28% of the population.

Leesburg Poverty

Leesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,8712,65745.26%
Hispanic4,0771,57538.63%
White11,3591,29111.37%
Multiple55011320.55%
Other1797441.34%
Asian2866924.13%

25.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.16%

Male Poverty Rate

27.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leesburg is Black, with 45.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leesburg is White, with 11.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.00%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.81%
High School20.35%
Some College13.63%
Bachelors or Greater7.07%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.19%
Female Unemployed41.09%
Female Employed17.45%
Male Employed9.62%

Leesburg Income

Leesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,191$48,894
Families$48,672$57,957
Married Families$59,026-
Non Families$23,935$34,188
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Leesburg Marital Status

Leesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Leesburg Married by Age and Sex

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Leesburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Leesburg Marital Status by Race

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Leesburg Veterans

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1,637

Number of Veterans

1,505

Male Veterans

132

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam698
First Gulf War355
Second Gulf War253
Korea157
World War II35
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74575
35 to 54485
75+419
55 to 64124
18 to 3434
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,23610.25%
Black3058.33%
Hispanic722.93%
2 or More6423.44%
Indian3282.05%

Leesburg Veterans by Education

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6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leesburg Employment Status

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50.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.37%

Born in Florida

92.24%

Native Born

7.76%

Foreign Born

3.13%

Non Citizen

4.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.24% of Leesburg residents were born in the United States, with 41.37% having been born in Florida. 3.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,9854111.74%
201923,5744111.77%
201823,1635332.36%
201722,6304111.85%
201622,2194111.88%
201521,8084121.93%
201421,3963741.78%
201321,0222311.11%
201220,7911910.93%
201120,6001540.75%
201020,4464,4902.51%
200015,9561,0530.69%
199014,9031,7121.23%
198013,1911,3221.06%
197011,8696970.61%
196011,1723,7774.21%
19507,3952,7084.67%
19404,6875741.31%
19304,1130.00%