Leon, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,843 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 
Males: 893  (48.5%)
Females: 950  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50144.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,194 (it was $24,390 in 2000)
Leon:

$36,194
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,418 (it was $13,015 in 2000)

Leon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $78,091 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Leon:

$78,091
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leon: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
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  • Races in Leon, IA (2010)
    • 1,90696.4%White alone
    • 402.0%Hispanic
    • 130.7%Black alone
    • 110.6%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Leon, Iowa as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leon is 336 to 1.


Crime rates in Leon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2012

2013

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
1
(52.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(514.4)
3
(155.1)
2
(104.0)
1
(51.5)
3
(158.2)
1
(52.8)
6
(317.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(154.3)
2
(103.4)
3
(156.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(211.1)
3
(158.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(1,492)
21
(1,086)
44
(2,288)
2
(103.0)
27
(1,424)
20
(1,055)
6
(317.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(154.3)
4
(206.8)
3
(156.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)185.7139.6135.714.4150.8109.891.5

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City-data.com crime index in Leon, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Iowa average:

1.63
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Ancestries: American (17.0%), English (12.8%), German (11.1%), Irish (9.5%), Swedish (6.3%), Norwegian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/2/1867

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 3.14 square miles.

Population density: 586 people per square mile   (low).

Leon, Iowa map

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,382 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,268 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Leon, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Leon, IA in 2017
Leon satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Leon, IA residents
Average permit cost in Leon, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Leon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Utilities (3.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Social assistance (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Apparel (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Leon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.4%)
  • Child care workers (8.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)

Average climate in Leon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Leon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

5.56

Tornado activity:

Leon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 66% 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 near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 350.0 miles away from Leon center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 338.6 miles away from Leon center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 335.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 358.2 miles away from Leon center
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 Leon center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 371.4 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 Decatur County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Leon:

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

Heliports located in Leon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leon:

  • Drake University (about 60 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 66 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Truman State University (about 73 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 74 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 88 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Iowa State University (about 90 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: John Orr Young - Advertiser.

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Leon:

Marital status in Leon, IA
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Leon:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • 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:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leon, IA (based on Decatur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
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: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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:
This county:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Leon:

49.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leon:

45.5%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Leon:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Leon:

9.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Leon:

35.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Leon:

54.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Leon:

76.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leon, IA 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
Other Government Administration 4$9,393$28,1790$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,384$34,1520$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,017$33,0510$0
Water Supply 4$11,006$33,0180$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,672$22,6880$0
Financial Administration 1$3,227$38,7240$0
Sewerage 1$4,247$50,9640$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 6$8,377
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$55,946$31,9696$8,377

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $564,000 ($306.02)
    Sewerage: $454,000 ($246.34)
    Regular Highways: $302,000 ($163.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000 ($140.53)
    Police Protection: $199,000 ($107.98)
    Libraries: $86,000 ($46.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($42.32)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($26.59)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($11.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($10.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $19,000 ($10.31)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($5.97)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($4.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.54)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($41.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $81,000 ($43.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $561,000 ($304.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($11.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $421,000 ($228.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($156.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($10.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000 ($17.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($14.65)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($3.80)
    Rents: $5,000 ($2.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($1.63)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $543,000 ($294.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000 ($102.01)
  • Tax - Property: $427,000 ($231.69)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $115,000 ($62.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($18.99)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,080,000 ($1671.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,903,000 ($1575.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,000 ($117.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($21.70)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000 ($52.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,649,000 ($894.74)

5.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clarke County, IA  1.05% ($39,778 average AGI)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clarke County, IA  1.22% ($33,625 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.80% ($24,762)
Businesses in Leon, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1

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:

Aug 14, 2011 00:20 AM, S Main Street, Sw 12th Street, Lat: 40.731817, Lon: -93.747231, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 2001 04:21 PM, Sr-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.0mTotal length
  • 9,460Total average daily traffic
  • 1,257Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,460Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leon, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 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: 155.205 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 152.007 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.985 MHz, 158.895 MHz, 156.060 MHz, 156.105 MHz, 159.180 MHz, 159.195 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2013, Expiration Date: 01/21/2024, Certifier: John R Porter, Registrant: State Of, Dot Iowa, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1552, Fax: (515) 232-6739, Email:
  • Water Tower Se Cor Church & Commercial (Lat: 40.738889 Lon: -93.747722), Call Sign: WNDQ632,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2015, Expiration Date: 08/28/2025, Registrant: City Of Leon, Ia, 104 W. 1st Street, Leon, IA 50144, Phone: (641) 446-6221, Fax: (641) 446-6574, Email:
  • 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, 20721 262nd Ave. (Lat: 40.744083 Lon: -93.706306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.1 m, Overall height: 94.1 m, Call Sign: WNTK911,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6625.00 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) 584-7660, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • LEON, Nw 18th St (Lat: 40.752583 Lon: -93.756694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 105.1 m, Call Sign: WPVX843,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10617.5 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2016, 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: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/31/2024, Certifier: Michael D Durell, Registrant: Michael D Durell, Leon, IA 50144-0448
  • Call Sign: KB0QWB, Licensee ID: L00968901, Grant Date: 01/16/2015, Expiration Date: 02/07/2025, Registrant: Frederick E Miner, 705 Ne Idaho, Leon, IA 50144
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2013, 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
  • Call Sign: KE0DQS, Licensee ID: L01896758, Grant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Cancellation Date: 10/14/2015, Certifier: Leonard J Mcclellan, Registrant: Leonard J Mcclellan, 503 N Main St, Leon, IA 50144
  • Call Sign: K0FFX, Previous Call Sign: KE0DQS, Licensee ID: L01896758, Grant Date: 10/14/2015, Expiration Date: 10/14/2025, Certifier: Leonard J Mcclellan, Registrant: Leonard J Mcclellan, 503 N Main St, Leon, IA 50144

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24747 , Serial Number: T18208038, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 11/28/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Peachey Farms LLC, 28166 State Hwy 2, Leon, IA 50144
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/1999
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2012
    Registrant (LLC): M D Bell LLC, 24417 175th St, Leon, IA 50144

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leon, IA
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leon, IA
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel


Leon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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