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Population in 2012: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
Males: 62  (39.7%)
Females: 95  (60.3%)

Median resident age:  43.6 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 25123

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,563 (it was $21,429 in 2000)
Leon:

$24,563
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,212

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,840 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Leon:

$62,840
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,220; Detached houses: $64,119; Mobile homes: $14,750
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  • White alone - 155 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leon: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (35.6%), Irish (15.4%), United States (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Welsh (3.8%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 569 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Leon:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 65.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leon town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Leon, West Virginia as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Leon to the number of sex offenders is 39 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $319 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $380 (0.8%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-9.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (38%)
  • Legal support workers (19%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (19%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)


Average climate in Leon, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Leon, WV

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: 2,062)
  • Marshall University (about 35 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 42 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Hocking College (about 51 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • Shawnee State University (about 57 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 3,573)

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
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AQI  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 4.47. This is significantly better than average.
City:

4.47
U.S.:

31.96
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.
City:

3.05
U.S.:

2.43


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:
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Leon, WV

Leon compared to West Virginia state average:

  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Leon travel time to work - commute


Leon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.93%
Here26.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents42.9%21.7%5.9%5.7%4.2%
Congregations49.2%11.5%3.3%6.6%1.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Southern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.4%3.4%2.7%2.4%7.6%
Congregations6.6%1.6%3.3%3.3%13.1%
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: 4
Here:

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.
West Virginia:

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
This county:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

14.1%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
State:

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

14.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$83
Totals for Government 0$0 1$83


4.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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:
from Cabell County, WV  0.52% ($36,841 average AGI)
from Gallia County, OH  0.48% ($22,561)
from Putnam County, WV  0.45% ($30,868)


4.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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 Gallia County, OH  0.80% ($34,000 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.41% ($24,429)
to Putnam County, WV  0.38% ($29,250)

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:

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
  • 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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