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Welcome to Leon ...

The city of Leon is located in Decatur County<1> and is the County Seat for Decatur County.

The location of Leon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leon has a population of 1,823 people<3> (see below for details).

Leon is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Leon is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Leon: 50144<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leon had an population of 1,823 people. This is a decrease of 7.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leon had a population of 1,977 people (or 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Leon ...

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

  • Lamoni [Decatur County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamoni have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamoni
    • Lamoni [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamoni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamoni<7>
  • Humeston [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humeston
    • Humeston [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 484 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humeston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humeston<7>
  • Mercer [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer
    • Mercer [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercer<7>
  • Kellerton [Ringgold County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerton
    • Kellerton [Ringgold County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellerton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lineville [Wayne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lineville
      • Lineville [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lineville
    • Grand River [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand River
      • Grand River [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River
    • Van Wert [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Wert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Wert
      • Van Wert [Decatur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Wert
    • Garden Grove [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Grove
      • Garden Grove [Decatur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Grove
    • Decatur City [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur City
      • Decatur City [Decatur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur City
    • Davis City [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis City
      • Davis City [Decatur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis City

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 Leon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leon.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leon. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

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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.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Decatur, 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 Leon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leon - 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 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).
<6>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- 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, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Leon 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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