Leon, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,365.
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 693  (50.8%)
Females: 672  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

26.1 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14726.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,231 (it was $30,333 in 2000)
Leon:

$46,231
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,113 (it was $10,189 in 2000)

Leon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,395 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Leon:

$86,395
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $120,858; detached houses: $115,372; townhouses or other attached units: $514,169; in 2-unit structures: $50,094; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $193,946; mobile homes: $53,253
March 2019 cost of living index in Leon: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Leon, NY (2010)
    • 1,33397.7%White alone
    • 181.3%Hispanic
    • 50.4%Black alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 10.07%Asian alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Leon, New York as of June 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leon is 1,365 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (27.5%), English (8.8%), Irish (7.2%), United States (6.5%), Swedish (5.0%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1378 feet

Land area: 36.3 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

Leon, New York map

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Leon town:

2.6% ($1,405)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Buffalo, NY (42.5 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (256.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cherry Creek, NY (2.2 miles ),
South Dayton, NY (2.2 miles ),
Conewango, NY (2.3 miles ),
Dayton, NY (2.6 miles ),
New Albion, NY (2.6 miles ),
Cattaraugus, NY (2.7 miles ),
Ellington, NY (2.8 miles ),
Napoli, NY (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.30 N, Longitude: 79.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Distribution of median household income in Leon, NY in 2019
Leon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $34,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $34,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $33,600
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $35,600
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $5,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $5,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $5,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $5,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $5,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $5,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $35,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Leon, NY residents
Average permit cost in Leon, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

8.1%
Most common industries in Leon, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.6%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.5%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Food (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Leon, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)

Average climate in Leon, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Leon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Leon town center .

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from Leon center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Leon center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 308.9 miles away from Leon center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 261.5 miles away from Leon center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 307.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from Leon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cattaraugus County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leon:

  • GOWANDA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GOWANDA, NY)
  • TLC HEALTH NETWORK Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GOWANDA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leon:

  • Jamestown Community College (about 17 miles; Jamestown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,384)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 20 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • St Bonaventure University (about 32 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,286)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 36 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Erie Community College (about 41 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • D'Youville College (about 43 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Canisius College (about 44 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)

Public elementary/middle school in Leon:

  • CASSAVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 32 SCHOOL ST, Grades: KG-3)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leon: Kendall Corners (A), Meyers Corners (B), Millmans Corners (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Leon: East Leon Wesleyan Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Kendell Flats Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Blaisdell Creek (A), West Branch Conewango Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Wilbur F. Sanders - Union Army officer.

Cattaraugus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

3.5 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.7%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

35.1%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.4%
Whole state:

7.4%
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Leon:

Marital status in Leon, NY
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Leon:

  • High school or higher: 57.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leon, NY (based on Cattaraugus County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,35112
Mainline Protestant7,09049
Evangelical Protestant6,92371
Other2,84312
Black Protestant3052
None50,805-
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: 21
Cattaraugus County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cattaraugus County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Cattaraugus County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

9.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cattaraugus County:

28.5%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.6%

4.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Erie County, NY  1.17% ($38,526 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.53% ($44,804)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.48% ($31,943)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Erie County, NY  1.16% ($38,296 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.50% ($36,109)
to Allegany County, NY  0.48% ($29,972)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leon:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WKSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leon:

  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMHU (101.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPIG (95.7 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRR (100.1 FM; BRADFORD, PA; Owner: RADIO STATION WESB, INC.)
  • WOLN (91.3 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leon:

  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W62AE (Channel 62; CHERRY CREEK, ETC., NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

Leon fatal accident list:

Nov 24, 2015 09:01 PM, Cr-5, Lat: 42.329733, Lon: -78.957436, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 2011 06:49 PM, Bailey Hill Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.1mTotal length
  • $31,669,000Total costs
  • 6,693Total average daily traffic
  • 845Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,750Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leon, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leon, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Leon)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WST1003A, 6688 Riga Road (Lat: 42.288972 Lon: -79.028694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Call Sign: WQFB457,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.1 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2016, Expiration Date: 06/07/2026, Certifier: Thomas J Cowper, Registrant: Nys Div. Of Homeland Security And Emergency Services, 1220 Washington Ave, Bldg. 7a, Ste 710, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:
  • 3CSO784A, 6688 Riga Road (Lat: 42.288972 Lon: -79.028694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92 m, Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WRAG968,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/2017, Expiration Date: 11/14/2027, Certifier: David Weblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB2IUG, Licensee ID: L00220917, Grant Date: 02/05/2010, Expiration Date: 03/27/2020, Certifier: Brenda L Lilley, Registrant: Brenda L Lilley, 6732 Route 62, Leon, NY 14751

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leon, NY
  • 49.5%Wood
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leon, NY
  • 44.7%Wood
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Other fuel
  • 3.9%Coal or coke


Leon compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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