Leon is a city located in Decatur County Iowa. Leon has a 2020 population of 1,796. It is also the county seat of Decatur County. Leon is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -8.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,968 in 2010.
The average household income in Leon is $48,429 with a poverty rate of 14.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $465 per month, and the median house value is $75,200. The median age in Leon is 36.7 years, 35.9 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leonwas:
98.77% of Leon residents speak only English, while 1.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon is White, with 15.14% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.84%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Leon
99.73% of Leon residents were born in the United States, with 78.64% having been born in Iowa. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.