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Population in 2012: 1,914 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 

Males: 953  (49.8%)
Females: 961  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50144.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,670 (it was $24,390 in 2000)
Leon:

$23,670
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,934

Leon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,712 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Leon:

$61,712
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $63,644; Detached houses: $60,881; Townhouses or other attached units: $172,515; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $564,593; Mobile homes: $34,503

Median gross rent in 2012: $535.

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  • White alone - 1,906 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leon: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (17.9%), United States (12.2%), English (11.8%), Swedish (3.3%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/2/1867

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 3.14 square miles.

Population density: 609 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Leon:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leon city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

19 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Leon, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Leon to the number of sex offenders is 239 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $956 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $886 (1.6%)

Leon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (59.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (122.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (324.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Decatur City, IA (2.1 miles) , Davis City, IA (2.8 miles ), Van Wert, IA (3.1 miles ), Garden Grove, IA (3.1 miles ), Weldon, IA (3.3 miles) , Pleasanton, IA (3.3 miles) , Le Roy, IA (3.5 miles) , Grand River, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Area code: 641

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Crime rates in Leon by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 20100
per 100,000 101.00.051.70.00.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 110321
per 100,000 50.5514.4155.1104.051.5
Burglaries 03230
per 100,000 0.0154.3103.4156.00.0
Thefts 132921442
per 100,000 656.21491.81085.82288.1103.0
Auto thefts 03430
per 100,000 0.0154.3206.8156.00.0
Arson 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.4) 120.5191.1143.7139.714.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Iowa average:

1.72

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -82 (-4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Leon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Leon city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Leon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leon topographic map

Birthplace of: John Orr Young - Advertiser.


Hospitals/medical centers in Leon:

  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1502 NE POPLAR ST)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 303 SW LORRAINE)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1405 NW CHURCH STREET)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 302 NE 14TH STREET)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES (Nursing Home, 203 S W LORRAINE)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 203 SW LORRAINE)

Political contributions by individuals in Leon, IA

Heliports located in Leon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leon:

  • Drake University (about 60 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 66 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Truman State University (about 73 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 74 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 88 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Iowa State University (about 90 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)

Public high school in Leon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Leon:

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Library in Leon:

  • LEON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,344; Location: 200 W 1ST ST; 15,211 books; 1,225 audio materials; 761 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Leon: Decatur County Golf and Country Club (A), Decatur County Fairground (B), Leon Fire Department (C), Decatur County Sheriffs Office (D), Decatur County Courthouse (E), Leon City Hall (F), Leon Police Department (G), Decatur County Museum (H), Leon Public Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leon include: Leon Catholic Church (A), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (E), Presbyterian Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Independent Bible Church (H), New Salem Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Leon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Leon: Memorial to All Veterans Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Southern Winds (Recreation Areas; 27751 277th Street).

Hotels: Leon Motel (1605 West 1st Street), Little River Inn Motel (708 West 1st Street).

 
Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.8%
(29.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Leon, IA

58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Leon compared to Iowa state average:

Leon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Leon (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Leon Branch at 111 North Main, branch established on 1998/06/02; Leon Drive-In Branch at State Highway 2 And U.S. Highway 69, branch established on 1977/09/06. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri: Farmers Bank Of Northern Missouri at 205 Northwest Church Street, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2011/07/05: Bank assets: $325.0 mil, Deposits: $273.5 mil, headquarters in Unionville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Missouri Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Leon travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Leon city (based on Decatur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.50%
Here38.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCommunity Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.3%19.2%12.0%8.0%7.5%
Congregations14.7%23.5%5.9%5.9%2.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.3%3.8%3.2%3.1%8.6%
Congregations11.8%2.9%11.8%5.9%14.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

7.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,081$24,9720$0
Other Government Administration 3$6,058$24,2320$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$7,342$29,3680$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,105$28,4200$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,658$21,9480$0
Sewerage 1$2,739$32,8680$0
Water Supply 3$7,098$28,3920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$3,283
Totals for Government 16$36,081$27,0613$3,283

Leon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $384,000 ($200.63)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($104.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000 ($91.95)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($69.49)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($43.36)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($35.53)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($29.26)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($12.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($10.97)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($4.70)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.66)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($17.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $16,000 ($8.36)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($5.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $93,000 ($48.59)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($24.03)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($5.22)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $436,000 ($227.80)

Leon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $178,000 ($93.00)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($46.50)
    All Other: $17,000 ($8.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($3.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $29,000 ($15.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($13.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $35,000 ($18.29)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($15.15)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $393,000 ($205.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $159,000 ($83.07)
    General Support: $43,000 ($22.47)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Tax - Property: $438,000 ($228.84)
    Public Utilities: $55,000 ($28.74)
    Total General Sales: $53,000 ($27.69)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.04)

Leon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $630,000 ($329.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $400,000 ($208.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $471,000 ($246.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $400,000 ($208.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $159,000 ($83.07)

Leon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,156,000 ($603.97)

8.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Iowa average:

6.30%

1.97% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.97%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clarke County, IA  0.80% ($25,500 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.66% ($30,944)
from Wayne County, IA  0.36% ($21,600)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clarke County, IA  1.18% ($28,906 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($36,941)
to Jackson County, MO  0.40% ($15,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leon:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leon:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Leon fatal accident list:

Mar 26, 1993 11:28 AM, Sw 2nd St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1991 04:56 PM, 69, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 20, 1990 08:30 PM, Main St., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Leon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Cty Comm Ctr Decatur Cty Courthouse (Lat: 40.741944 Lon: -93.744944), Call Sign: KKV695
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2012, Expiration Date: 06/29/2022
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1015 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 150 Ne Of E Jct Us Rt 69 & Ia Rt 2 (Lat: 40.740000 Lon: -93.744389), Call Sign: KJI615
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.120 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2011, Expiration Date: 04/08/2021
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 40.744167 Lon: -93.757722), Call Sign: KKV680
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz, 155.205 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2012, Expiration Date: 01/22/2023
    Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi S On Us 69 (Lat: 40.725833 Lon: -93.758278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: KNHQ966, Licensee ID: L00003749
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.985 MHz, 156.060 MHz, 156.105 MHz, 158.895 MHz, 159.180 MHz, 159.195 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2003, Expiration Date: 01/21/2014, Certifier: John R Porter
    Registrant: State Of Iowa, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1025, Fax: (515) 232-6739
  • Water Tower Se Cor Church & Commercial (Lat: 40.738889 Lon: -93.747722), Call Sign: WNDQ632, Licensee ID: L00028458
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/11/2005, Expiration Date: 08/28/2015
    Registrant: City Of Leon, City Hall, Leon, IA 50144, Phone: (515) 446-6221
  • Lat: 40.750806 Lon: -93.746083, Call Sign: WQPQ341
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Certifier: Lynn Milnes
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • 25870 217th St (Lat: 40.728778 Lon: -93.712278), Call Sign: WQRD438
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.462 MHz, 468.462 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Jason Buckingham
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LEON, On Hwy 2 2 Mi E (Lat: 40.743333 Lon: -93.706056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WNTK911
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2011, Expiration Date: 10/04/2021
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St Suite 769, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • LEON, Nw 18th St (Lat: 40.752583 Lon: -93.756694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 105.1 m, Call Sign: WPVX843
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 10617.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • LEON, 8 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 40.790278 Lon: -93.592694), Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: KAO54
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.50 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6315.90 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/27/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0MAL, Licensee ID: L00840394
    Grant Date: 04/01/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014, Certifier: Michael D Durell
    Registrant: Michael D Durell, 302 Nw 13th Dr, Leon, IA 50144
  • Call Sign: KB0QWB, Licensee ID: L00968901
    Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 02/07/2015
    Registrant: Frederick E Miner, 705 Ne Idaho, Leon, IA 50144
  • Call Sign: KF0GM, Previous Call Sign: N0KAI, Licensee ID: L00152713
    Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 11/21/2019
    Registrant: Donald L Warn, 1407 S.E. Poplar Street, Leon, IA 50144-1848
  • Call Sign: W0VMN
    Grant Date: 03/20/1995, Expiration Date: 03/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2007
    Registrant: Dale A Newman, 304 Nw 6th St, Leon, IA 50144
  • Call Sign: WB0ZKU, Licensee ID: L00384907
    Grant Date: 08/01/2001, Expiration Date: 10/29/2011
    Registrant: Jon F Leahy, 306 Nw 7th St, Leon, IA 50144
  • Call Sign: WD0CAC
    Grant Date: 04/22/1995, Expiration Date: 04/22/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2007
    Registrant: Gary D Lindsey, 802 Nw White St, Leon, IA 50144

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3487E , Serial Number: 7AC-6868, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael D Courtney, 703 Se 6th St, Leon, IA 50144, Other Owners: Debbie L Courtney
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8451B , Serial Number: 32R-8113121, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1981
    Registrant (Partnership): Merlin D Bell, 24417 175th St, Leon, IA 50144, Other Owners: Penny L Bell
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8707K , Serial Number: 340A0982, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Condado Land Co LLC, Rr 1 Box 21a, Leon, IA 50144


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Leon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3475.2 years
Mary3484.1 years
William2877.1 years
Charles2778.2 years
Helen2581.0 years
Robert2377.2 years
Ruth2083.1 years
George1980.7 years
James1674.9 years
Raymond1571.5 years
Most common last names in Leon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4378.5 years
Jones2076.4 years
Hill1877.7 years
Johnson1779.6 years
Baker1583.9 years
Scott1382.2 years
Dale1280.6 years
Miller1277.2 years
Evans1278.3 years
Owens1172.6 years
Businesses in Leon, IA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1
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