Leon, Iowa Population 2022

1,796
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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.

Leon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leonwas:

  • White: 98.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Black or African American: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Leon, Iowa is 1,796 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,796.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,968.

Leon, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,83998.45%
Two or More Races231.23%
Asian50.27%
Black or African American10.05%
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Leon Population by Race

Leon Population Pyramid $2022

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Leon Median Age

36.7


Total

35.9


Male

36.8


Female

Leon Adults

There are 1,311 adults, (389 of whom are seniors) in Leon.

Leon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon Sex Ratio

Female

952

50.96%

Male

916

49.04%

Leon Population by Age

Leon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family36.3%63.7%
Female45.8%54.2%
All55.8%44.2%
Married81.9%18.1%
Male100%0%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7962.2455.8
Non Family3641.1136.3
Married3093.3981.9
Female1182.7645.8
Male51.6100

3.11

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Leon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade494.16%
9th to 12th Grade1069.01%
High School Graduate50042.48%
Some College22519.12%
Associates Degree756.37%
Bachelors Degree15713.34%
Graduate Degree655.52%
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Leon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,146991222
2+ Races1414
Hispanic1212
Asian55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.37%.

Leon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,731$42,065$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$16,458$$
High School Graduate$26,910$34,833$23,301
Some College$38,750$50,227$31,029
Bachelors Degree$37,125$55,875$35,813
Graduate Degree$$90,500$

$32,731

Average Earnings

$42,065

Average Male

$25,625

Average Female

Leon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon Language by Age

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Leon Language

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.

Leon Language

Leon Poverty by Race

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14.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.12%

Male Poverty Rate

12.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon

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%.

Leon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.06%
High School13.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
Some College1.03%

Leon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed22.58%
Female Employed14.49%
Male Employed8.92%

Leon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,679$48,429
Families$56,333$58,728
Married Families$63,150-
Non Families$21,250$33,284
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Income by Household Type

Leon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon Married by Age and Sex

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Leon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Leon Marital Status by Race

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Leon Marital Status

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93

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23
World War II14
Korea13
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War6

Leon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+30
65 to 7423
35 to 5421
55 to 6413
18 to 346

Leon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White876.74%
2+ Races642.86%

Leon Veterans by Race

Leon Veterans by Education

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9.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Leon Employment by Age

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Leon Employment by Race

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Leon Employment by Education

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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78.64%

Born in Leon

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Leon Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20221,796-9-0.50%
20211,805-9-0.50%
20201,814-9-0.49%
20191,823-9-0.49%
20181,832-15-0.81%
20171,847-23-1.23%
20161,870-5-0.27%
20151,875-23-1.21%
20141,898100.53%
20131,888-26-1.36%
20121,914-9-0.47%
20111,923-45-2.29%
20101,9680.00%

Leon Population by Year