For population 25 years and over in Leon:
For population 15 years and over in Leon town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $319 (0.5%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-9.0%).
Average climate in Leon, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Leon-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 45% 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 slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from Leon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
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: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Leon:
Airports located in Leon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leon:
See full list of schools located in Leon
Public elementary/middle school in Leon:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.05. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.8%
(36.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Leon compared to West Virginia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Leon town (based on Mason County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.93%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,716 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,737 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Leon:
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TV broadcast stations around Leon:
Leon fatal accident list:
May 19, 2011 09:40 PM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.66219167, Lon: -81.95011111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 2009 02:00 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.65810278, Lon: -81.95093889, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 26, 1979 12:23 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $700,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 126
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 2,226
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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leon)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leon, WV
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.