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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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%).

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!) Leon 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. Leon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Leon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Leon may be for you.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Leon rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.01% of adults 25 and older in Leon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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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