Leeds, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 12,031 (84% urban, 16% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.1%
 
Males: 5,919  (49.2%)
Females: 6,112  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35004.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,540 (it was $37,420 in 2000)
Leeds:

$64,540
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,465 (it was $18,573 in 2000)

Leeds city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,038 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Leeds:

$165,038
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $220,319; detached houses: $224,515; townhouses or other attached units: $186,017; in 2-unit structures: $73,610; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,934; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,047; mobile homes: $80,008; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,267

Median gross rent in 2017: $786.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leeds: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.6%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 34.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Leeds, AL (2017)
    • 8,70873.5%White alone
    • 1,93416.3%Black alone
    • 9167.7%Hispanic
    • 1311.1%Two or more races
    • 570.5%American Indian alone
    • 140.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Leeds detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Leeds, Alabama as of September 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leeds is 509 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Leeds by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
5
(44.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.1)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.8)
2
(16.8)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(81.2)
10
(89.7)
2
(17.9)
7
(62.0)
3
(26.3)
2
(17.1)
1
(8.5)
3
(25.3)
4
(33.6)
3
(25.1)
4
(33.4)
4
(33.4)
4
(33.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(54.1)
33
(295.9)
35
(313.4)
35
(310.1)
38
(333.4)
33
(282.6)
18
(152.2)
20
(168.9)
17
(142.7)
14
(117.3)
11
(91.9)
9
(75.2)
12
(100.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(126.3)
46
(412.4)
29
(259.6)
51
(451.9)
27
(236.9)
26
(222.6)
34
(287.4)
34
(287.1)
34
(285.4)
42
(351.9)
52
(434.2)
69
(576.7)
67
(560.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
123
(1,109)
114
(1,022)
119
(1,065)
134
(1,187)
172
(1,509)
105
(899.0)
107
(904.5)
66
(557.2)
72
(604.3)
82
(687.1)
69
(576.2)
76
(635.2)
59
(493.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
406
(3,662)
455
(4,080)
419
(3,751)
399
(3,536)
488
(4,281)
379
(3,245)
390
(3,297)
333
(2,812)
440
(3,693)
412
(3,452)
404
(3,374)
443
(3,703)
339
(2,834)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
25
(225.5)
32
(286.9)
31
(277.6)
49
(434.2)
34
(298.3)
30
(256.9)
31
(262.0)
23
(194.2)
28
(235.0)
28
(234.6)
33
(275.6)
36
(300.9)
31
(259.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(8.5)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)348.6500.7425.0580.9469.2390.5342.9312.2369.1364.2355.2381.3337.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Leeds, AL

Crime rate in Leeds detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (26.4%), English (6.2%), Irish (4.3%), German (3.9%), European (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/27/1887

Elevation: 622 feet

Land area: 22.3 square miles.

Population density: 538 people per square mile   (low).

Leeds, Alabama map

617 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

5.2%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $911 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $679 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (14.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (577.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dunnavant, AL (1.7 miles ),
Moody, AL (2.2 miles ),
Trussville, AL (2.4 miles ),
Vandiver, AL (2.4 miles ),
Irondale, AL (2.7 miles ),
Sterrett, AL (2.8 miles ),
Grayson Valley, AL (2.9 miles ),
Shoal Creek, AL (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.55 N, Longitude: 86.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -799 (-6.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,131 (21.4%)

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Leeds, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Leeds, AL in 2017
Leeds satellite photo by USGS

Leeds tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 74 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1999: 128 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2000: 119 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 119 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2006: 99 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2007: 80 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2008: 90 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2015: 39 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2016: 68 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $214,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Leeds, AL residents
Average permit cost in Leeds, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Leeds, AL
Historical housing units in Leeds, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +275 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Leeds, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Leeds, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)

Average climate in Leeds, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Leeds, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.3. This is about average.

City:

81.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.42. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.42
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Leeds-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Leeds city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leeds-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Leeds center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from Leeds center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.7 miles away from Leeds center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leeds topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Leeds:

  • OASIS HOSPICE LEEDS (1406 PROMOTION PLAZA)
  • LEEDS DIALYSIS (1650 MAXEY DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Leeds:

  • KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - TRUSSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TRUSSVILLE, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM EAST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BIRMINGHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER EAST (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • ST MARTIN'S IN THE PINES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • DCI BIRMINGHAM (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Leeds:

  • 15 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leeds:

  • Jefferson State Community College (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,041)
  • Samford University (about 15 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 15 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 21 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • University of Montevallo (about 36 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 39 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)

Public high school in Leeds:

  • LEEDS HIGH SCH (Students: 404, Location: 1500 GREENWAVE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Leeds:

  • LEEDS ELEM SCH (Students: 689, Location: 950 ASHVILLE ROAD, Grades: KG-4)
  • LEEDS MIDDLE SCH (Students: 289, Location: 1771 WHITMIRE STREET, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Leeds

Library in Leeds:

  • LEEDS - JANE CULBRETH LIBRARY (Operating income: $306,357; Location: 8104 PARKWAY DRIVE; 31,738 books; 1,946 audio materials; 2,585 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leeds: Leeds Mineral Well (A), Terry Walker Country Club (B), Henry Ellen (C), Leeds Civic Center (D), Leeds Fire and Rescue Station 2 (E), Leeds Fire and Rescue Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leeds include: New Jerusalem Church (A), Mount Hebron Baptist Church (B), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Hills Christian Methodist Episcopal Chapel (E), Tidwell Church (F), Valley View Church (G), East Grove Baptist Church (H), Century Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shiloh Cemetery (1), Mount Hebron Cemetery (2), Cedar Grove Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stinking Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), O'Bar Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Leeds: Leeds City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum (6030 Barber Motorsports) (1), Bass Thomas Museum (1129 Montevallo Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: GuestHouse Intl Leeds (1093 Higrove Parkway) (1), Days Inn (1838 Ashville Road) (2), Comfort Inn & Suites (1951 Village Drive) (3), Days Inn Leeds (1835 Asheville Road) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles Barkley - (born 1963), basketball player, Alford L. McLaughlin - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Kenneth L. Farmer, Jr. - Major General in the Army, William R. Lawley, Jr. - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Leeds and their reported violations in the past:

LEEDS WATER BOARD (Population served: 17,355, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.6%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Leeds (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Leeds Branch at 741 Parkway Drive Southeast, branch established on 1935/05/11. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Covenant Bank: at 7924 Parkway Drive, branch established on 1997/12/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $98.9 mil, Deposits: $81.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Covenant Bancgroup, Inc.
  • BancorpSouth Bank: 807 First Avenue Se Branch at 8433 First Avenue Southeast, branch established on 1954/08/20. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Leeds Branch at 7925 Parkway Drive Southeast, branch established on 1973/09/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Leeds:

Marital status in Leeds, AL
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Leeds:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Leeds
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leeds, AL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Jefferson County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
Jefferson County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
This county:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leeds:

44.5%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Leeds:

29.4
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.4%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Leeds:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Leeds:

54.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Leeds:

77.6%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leeds, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 33$120,273$43,7360$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$112,617$50,0520$0
Streets and Highways 9$23,382$31,1760$0
Police - Other 7$18,177$31,1613$2,338
Local Libraries 5$14,674$35,2184$2,922
Financial Administration 3$10,417$41,6680$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,965$59,7902$1,229
Parks and Recreation 2$7,129$42,7741$2,057
Other and Unallocable 2$8,320$49,9200$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,509$42,1080$0
Totals for Government 91$328,463$43,31410$8,546

Leeds government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,238,000 ($269.14)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,384,000 ($281.27)
    Central Staff Services: $1,760,000 ($146.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,692,000 ($140.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,046,000 ($86.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $434,000 ($36.07)
    Libraries: $339,000 ($28.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $176,000 ($14.63)
    Sewerage: $146,000 ($12.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $910,000 ($75.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,156,000 ($262.32)

Leeds government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $320,000 ($26.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $454,000 ($37.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $400,000 ($33.25)
    Interest Earnings: $159,000 ($13.22)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $243,000 ($20.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,093,000 ($838.92)
    Other: $2,058,000 ($171.06)
    Other License: $1,998,000 ($166.07)
    Property: $1,081,000 ($89.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $553,000 ($45.96)

Leeds government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,900,000 ($3732.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,376,000 ($2192.34)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,924,000 ($1739.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,400,000 ($199.48)

Leeds government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,810,000 ($732.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,750,000 ($311.69)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, AL  1.04% ($59,781 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.27% ($47,158)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.25% ($45,895)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, AL  1.15% ($65,544 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.39% ($50,962)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.19% ($41,890)
Businesses in Leeds, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Banana Republic1Lowe's1
Best Western1Maurices1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chico's1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Skechers USA1
DressBarn1Subway2
Dressbarn1T-Mobile1
Famous Footwear1Taco Bell1
FedEx2Talbots1
GameStop1Toys"R"Us1
Gymboree1UPS2
Hardee's1Waffle House1
IZOD1Walgreens1
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart1
Justice1

Strongest AM radio stations in Leeds:

  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WURL (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MOODY, AL; Owner: THE BILL DAVISON EVANGELISTIC ASSOC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leeds:

  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leeds:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WBMG-LP (Channel 38; MOODY, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Leeds: Alford L. McLaughlin, William R., Jr. Lawley.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Leeds fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 400ft / 122mTotal length
  • $51,597,000Total costs
  • 395,824Total average daily traffic
  • 78,260Total average daily truck traffic
  • 313,838Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leeds, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leeds, AL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED80$153,82049$173,078190$180,66115$26,6962$1,623,3859$99,1732$37,115
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$141,0402$149,75519$163,4131$8,7100$00$02$40,535
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$145,67716$80,86672$148,4709$59,4640$00$07$28,127
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$120,9969$142,05074$156,8281$39,0700$05$109,2420$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$155,1202$80,63516$148,0641$3,9100$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00 , 0127.01, 0127.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$242,5203$203,903
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$236,5902$183,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$159,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00 , 0127.01, 0127.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Leeds, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Leeds, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 54. The highest number of reported fires - 95 took place in 2018, and the least - 21 in 2016. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Leeds, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.8%), and Structure Fires (28.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Leeds, AL
    • 40646.8%Outside Fires
    • 24728.5%Structure Fires
    • 12614.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 8910.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leeds, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Leeds, Alabama:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1951 Vlg Dr, Leeds, Alabama 35092 , Phone: (205) 640-6600
  • Hampton Inn Birmingham/Leeds, Al, 310 Rex Lake Rd, Leeds, Alabama 35094 , Phone: (205) 702-4141
  • Best Western Plus, 1949-Village Dr, Leeds, Alabama 35094 , Phone: (205) 640-5300
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1093 Higrove Pkwy, LEEDS, Alabama 35094 , Phone: (205) 702-2700, Fax: (205) 699-1677
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Leeds, Alabama
Most common first names in Leeds, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15569.3 years
William11671.5 years
John9369.7 years
Mary8778.6 years
Robert6169.2 years
Willie5875.3 years
Charles5766.2 years
Thomas4569.5 years
George4570.4 years
Annie4178.9 years
Most common last names in Leeds, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Isbell7872.6 years
Smith6572.3 years
Davis5870.2 years
Jones4675.5 years
Harris4573.8 years
Lee4077.0 years
Brasher3976.7 years
Mclaughlin3977.2 years
Moore3876.0 years
Taylor3268.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leeds, AL
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 35.9%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leeds, AL
  • 50.3%Electricity
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Leeds compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Leeds on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
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