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Welcome to Leeds ...

The city of Leeds is primarily located in Jefferson County<1>. 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).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leeds has a population of 12,040 people<3> (see below for details).

Leeds was established in 1887.

The community of Leeds is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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<5>

Websites for Leeds ...

Official Website: www.leedsalabama.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leeds had an population of 12,040 people. This is an increase of 2.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.16% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 10,455 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Leeds ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leeds.

  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Leeds
    • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<7>
  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Leeds
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<7>
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Leeds
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<7>
  • Homewood [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Leeds
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<7>
    • Trussville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trussville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trussville
      • Trussville [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trussville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trussville<7>
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<7>
    • Center Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<7>
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale<7>
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
      • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Leeds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leeds. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leeds.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leeds.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leeds. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leeds.

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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leeds: www.leedsalabama.com/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leeds.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leeds - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leeds. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Leeds have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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