Leon, IA
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Leon is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,903 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leon is the 162nd largest community in Iowa. Leon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Leon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Leon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leon who work in food service (15.53%), office and administrative support (11.99%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

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, Leon has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Leon a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The percentage of adults in Leon with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.01% of adults in Leon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Leon in 2010 was $19,411, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,644 for a family of four. However, Leon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Leon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Leon include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.

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

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