Leon, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 158 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
Males: 66  (41.8%)
Females: 92  (58.2%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip code: 25123

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,410 (it was $21,429 in 2000)
Leon:

$31,410
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,086 (it was $11,381 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,776 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Leon:

$47,776
WV:

$103,200
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  • Races in Leon, WV (2010)

    Leon races chart
    • 15598.1%White alone
    • 21.3%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Leon: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.0%), Irish (7.5%), United States (5.0%), Welsh (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 569 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 462 people per square mile   (low).

Leon, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Leon:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 65.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leon town:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Leon, West Virginia as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Leon to the number of sex offenders is 31 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $297 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $461 (1.0%)

Leon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (32.8 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (102.0 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (369.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Buffalo, WV (3.0 miles ), Henderson, WV (3.4 miles ), Point Pleasant, WV (3.4 miles ), Kanauga, OH (3.5 miles) , Apple Grove, WV (3.6 miles ), Gallipolis Ferry, WV (3.6 miles ), Gallipolis, OH (3.7 miles ), Ripley, WV (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.75 N, Longitude: 81.96 W

Area code: 304

Leon household income distribution Leon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-9.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Leon, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Leon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Leon town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 52.6 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leon-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Leon center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from Leon center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 110.2 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 Mason County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leon:

  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
  • POINT PLEASANT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
  • ART INC-MIDDLETON ESTATES (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GALLIPOLIS, OH)
  • GALLIPOLIS DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GALLIPOLIS, OH)
  • ELDERCARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RIPLEY, WV)
  • FMC - GALLIPOLIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GALLIPOLIS, OH)
  • WOODLAND CENTERS INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GALLIPOLIS, OH)

Airports located in Leon:

  • Leon Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 2,025, Local Ops: 2,000)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leon:

  • West Virginia State University (about 28 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 35 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 41 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Hocking College (about 51 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Shawnee State University (about 56 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public elementary/middle school in Leon:

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Notable location: Leon Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 12.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.27
U.S.:

1.93

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

KANAWHA RIVER CAMPGROUND (Address: 3107 DEBBIE ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.0%
(37.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Leon compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
West Virginia average:

11.3

Leon travel time to work - commute Leon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Leon town (based on Mason County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29633
Evangelical Protestant1,84921
Catholic1711
Other-1
None21,008-
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: 4
Mason County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Mason County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Mason County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

31.9%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.1%
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 0$0 1$160
Totals for Government 0$0 1$160

4.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallia County, OH  0.56% ($32,380 average AGI)
from Putnam County, WV  0.45% ($31,400)
from Cabell County, WV  0.39% ($28,629)


4.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallia County, OH  0.42% ($29,162 average AGI)
to Putnam County, WV  0.39% ($38,114)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.37% ($31,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leon:

  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJEH (990 AM; 1 kW; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leon:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WBYG (99.5 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCN (88.1 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)

TV broadcast stations around Leon:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)

Leon fatal accident list:

Jun 11, 2013 01:30 PM, Cr-50/1, Lat: 38.74842, Lon: -81.85419, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 2012 07:25 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 38.79354, Lon: -81.87819, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 19, 2011 09:40 PM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.66219, Lon: -81.95011, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 2009 02:00 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.65810, Lon: -81.95094, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 26, 1979 12:23 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $700,000Total costs
  • 1,400Total average daily traffic
  • 126Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,226Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LEON, Leon-Bader Rd (Lat: 38.758944 Lon: -81.958750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.6 m, Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WQQG441
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/04/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: UPTON JOHN W HUMMER-A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4208V , Serial Number: 0051A, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1982
    Registrant (Individual): John W Upton, Rr 3 Box 19, Leon, WV 25123
  • Aircraft: PACK CURTIS TUKAN MODEL 1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8609B , Serial Number: CBP19981, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis B Pack, 6430 Charleston Rd, Leon, WV 25123

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 18

Incident types - Leon

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