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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Leeds is worth considering.
Leeds is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Leeds, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.25% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Leeds is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Leeds who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.15% of adults in Leeds 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.