Leon, Iowa Population 2024

1,834

Leon is a city located in Decatur County Iowa. Leon has a 2024 population of 1,834. It is also the county seat of Decatur County.Leon is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 1.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,814 in 2020.

The average household income in Leon is $59,497 with a poverty rate of 5.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Leon is 40.1 years, 36.4 years for males, and 55 years for females.

Leon Demographics

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

  • White: 96.9%
  • Two or more races: 2.75%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
578.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.1% (20)
The current population of Leon, Iowa is 1,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,814.

Leon, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,65496.9%
Two or more races472.75%
Other race50.29%
Black or African American10.06%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leon Population by Race

Leon Population Pyramid 2024

Leon Median Age

40.1

Total

36.4

Male

55

Female

Leon Adults

There are 1,355 adults, (444 of whom are seniors) in Leon.

Leon Age Dependency

87.4

Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon Sex Ratio

Female88151.61%
Male82648.39%

Leon Population by Age

Leon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7882.065050
Non Family3861.416.883.2
Married3362.7987.512.5
Female572.2645.654.4
Male91.891000
showing: 5 rows

2.64

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Leon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,207

Average Earnings

$43,400

Average Male

$31,406

Average Female

Leon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leon Language

97.85% of Leon residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Leon Language

Leon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,507885.84%
Multiple4436.82%
showing: 2 rows

5.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.53%

Male Poverty Rate

8.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon is Multiple, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon is White, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.5%.

Leon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.42%
High School9.68%
Some College8.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%
showing: 4 rows

Leon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.99%
Male Employed1.56%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Leon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Leon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Leon Veterans by War

count

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Leon Veterans by Age

count

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Leon Veterans by Race

Leon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Leon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.38%

Born in Leon

99.71%

Native Born

0.29%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.71% of Leon residents were born in the United States, with 79.38% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Leon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,84930.16%
20281,84630.16%
20271,84330.16%
20261,84030.16%
20251,83730.16%
20241,83430.16%
20231,83130.16%
20221,82830.16%
20211,825110.61%
20201,814-14-0.77%
20191,828-4-0.22%
20181,832-15-0.81%
20171,847-26-1.39%
20161,873-7-0.37%
20151,880-21-1.1%
20141,901100.53%
20131,891-23-1.2%
20121,914-10-0.52%
20111,924-44-2.24%
20101,968
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Leon Population by Year