Leeds, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leeds, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Leeds had a population of 12,393 as of July 1, 2017. Leeds ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leeds is located at latitude 33.5469 and longitude -86.5718 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leeds (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Leeds are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into St. Clair County, and Shelby County.

The City of Leeds (GNIS ID: 2404905) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Leeds is located within Leeds Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leeds population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leeds: Cedar Grove, Oak Ridge.

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Leeds, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,393
Daytime Population: Workers 4,993
Daytime Population: Residents 7,129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 12,351
Population in Familes 10,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 551
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $49,318
Average Household Income $64,205
Per Capita Income $26,592


Total Housing Units 5,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,475 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,612 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $145,465
Average Home Value $181,469


Total Households 5,087
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,400
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.66%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 0.36% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Leeds, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leeds to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 90th
Population Density # 116 80th
Diversity Index # 198 66th
Median Household Income # 130 78th
Per Capita Income # 77 87th

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