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Leeds, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Leeds had a population of 12,023 as of July 1, 2018. 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 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.

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

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Leeds, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,023
Population in Households 11,981
Population in Familes 9,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 535
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $50,992
Average Household Income $70,066
Per Capita Income $29,047


Total Housing Units 5,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,439 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,502 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $149,614
Average Home Value $189,180


Total Households 4,941
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,301
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.39%
Households 0.29% 0.39%
Families -0.04% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2018 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 # 60 90th
Population Density # 122 79th
Diversity Index # 198 66th
Median Household Income # 123 79th
Per Capita Income # 61 90th

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