Leesburg, Alabama

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Leesburg, Alabama

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High Points

Leesburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Leesburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Leesburg, Alabama

Comparing Leesburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Racial Diversity 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
Median Family Income 4 6
People Above Poverty 3 6
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 2
Affordability of Rents 6 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Leesburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 35983
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.179
Longitude -85.761

Leesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CENTRE 4 SW
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
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Leesburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 799 100%
Male 403 50.4%
Female 396 49.6%
Under 18 180 22.5%
18+ 619 77.5%
65+ 117 14.6%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.74
White 792 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Leesburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 820
Growth 21
Growth % 2.6%

Leesburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
Irish 17.6%
English 7.9%
German 6.9%
European 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Italian 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Canadian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Leesburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sandrock (35983)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Leesburg 799 $36,250
Cedar Bluff 1,467 $33,984
Centre 3,216 $35,250
Collinsville 1,644 $27,500
Gaylesville 140 $33,750
Hokes Bluff 4,149 $42,534
Sand Rock 509 $44,063
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