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Leeds, Alabama

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The location of Leeds

Welcome to Leeds ...

The city of Leeds is primarily located in Jefferson County. A portion of Leeds extends into Saint Clair County and Shelby County.

The location of Leeds has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Leeds has a population of 12,031 people<2> (see below for details).

Leeds was established in 1887.

The community of Leeds is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Leeds lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Leeds lies within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Leeds: 35094<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leeds had a population of 11,773 people. This makes Leeds the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Leeds represents 0.25% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,773 people, the population of Leeds increased 12.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,455 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Leeds had an population of 12,031 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.07% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leeds.

Communities near Leeds ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Leeds and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Leeds.

Communities Also Named Leeds ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Leeds - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leeds.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leeds. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leeds. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leeds. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Leeds:

Websites for Leeds ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leeds ...

Looking for more information about Leeds? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leeds, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leeds.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leeds.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leeds - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Leeds). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leeds or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leeds) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leeds. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leeds

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leeds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5434, Longitude: -86.5636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leeds have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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