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Leon, Iowa

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The location of Leon

Welcome to Leon ...

The city of Leon is located in Decatur County and is the County Seat for Decatur County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Leon has a population of 1,843 people<2> (see below for details).

Leon is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Leon: (641)

The ZIP code for Leon: 50144<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leon had a population of 1,977 people (which is 23.38% of the total population of Decatur County). This makes Leon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Leon represents 0.06% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,977 people, the population of Leon has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,983 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Leon had an population of 1,843 people. This is a decrease of 6.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Leon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Davis City   [Map]   187   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Decatur City   [Map]   182   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Garden Grove   [Map]   201   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grand River   [Map]   216   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Humeston   [Map]   500   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kellerton   [Map]   306   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Leon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Leon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Leon. 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 Leon. 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 Leon. Our list includes 8 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leon ...

Looking for more information about Leon? 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 Leon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Leon.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leon - 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 Leon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leon 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leon) 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 Leon. 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 Leon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7414, Longitude: -93.7536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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