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Overview

Introduction to Leeds, Alabama

Leeds, Alabama is 15 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 124 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Birmingham metro area.

Leeds History

The city was named after the city of Leeds in England in West Yorkshire. It was officially incorporated on April 27, 1887. In the early days, iron ore was produced here. The construction of the Georgia Pacific railway, connecting Birmingham to Atlanta, brought more people to the region. Another reason for Leeds' growth was the establishment of the Standard Portland Cement manufacturing plant in 1906.

Leeds and nearby Attractions

  • Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum
  • Bass Thomas Museum
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Leeds

There are several excellent places to visit in Leeds. The city has beautiful parks which have tracks ideal for walking. The Memorial Park and the Historical Park are two places where one can spend their leisure time. You can also visit the Barber Motor Sport Museum and the Bass Thomas Museum. In addition, you can visit the Rowan House and the Historic Depot. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame are nearby.

Leeds Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Birmingham International Airport.

Leeds Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher education from Samford University. Jefferson State Community College, Bevill State Community College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham also offer educational opportunities to the people of Leeds.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,701
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+5,060
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,767
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,493

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,311
% Above Poverty Level85.9%
% Below Poverty Level14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$141,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
Irish10.2%
English8.2%
German5.5%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.2%
Polish0.8%
African0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Greek0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Leeds Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35094
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.54
Approximate Longitude-86.56

Leeds Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationPINSON
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCHILDERSBURG WATER PLANT
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 78 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Irondale12,388$54,279
Margaret4,530$63,090
Moody12,464$68,484
Tarrant6,271$29,556
Trussville20,872$100,823

Leeds Public Libraries

Leeds - Jane Culbreth Library
8104 PARKWAY DRIVE
Leeds, Alabama
(205) 699-5962

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Leeds Public Schools

Leeds Elem Sch
950 Ashville Road
ZIP: 35094
Primary
Total Enrollment 895
Leeds High Sch
1500 Greenwave Drive
ZIP: 35094
High
Total Enrollment 474
Leeds Middle Sch
1771 Whitmire Street
ZIP: 35094
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
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