Leeds, AL

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Living in Leeds

Leeds is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 11,940 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, Leeds isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Leeds are a mix 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 (19.18%), sales jobs (11.78%), and management occupations (10.54%).

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.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Leeds has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Leeds a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Leeds is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Leeds isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 91.25% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small city, Leeds doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Leeds is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.15% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Leeds in 2010 was $27,011, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,044 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, German, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Leeds is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.