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The City of Leeds had a population of 12,255 as of July 1, 2022. 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 33.5482 and longitude -86.5444 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leeds 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 623 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 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.

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

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Leeds, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 12,255 (100%)
Population in Households 12,142 (99.1%)
Population in Families 9,805 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 113 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 539
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $63,934
Average Household Income $92,011
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $37,557
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,817 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,179 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $205,336
Average Home Value $291,069
Housing Affordability Index3 157


Total Households 4,996
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,316
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.25% 0.02%
Households 0.29% 0.10%
Families   0.08%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   3.53%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%

Leeds, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leeds to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 61 90th
Population Density # 122 80th
Median Household Income # 105 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 199 34th
Per Capita Income # 69 89th
Diversity Index # 162 73rd

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