Leeds is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,031 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Leeds is the 58th largest community in Alabama.
Leeds real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Leeds house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leeds is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leeds is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leeds who work in office and administrative support (16.03%), sales jobs (13.31%), and management occupations (10.83%).
Also of interest is that Leeds has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Leeds has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Leeds has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Leeds than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Leeds may be for you.
Being a small city, Leeds does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Leeds is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leeds in 2010 was $29,236, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,944 for a family of four. However, Leeds contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leeds is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leeds home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leeds residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leeds include English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Leeds is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.