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Overview

Introduction to Leesburg, Florida

Leesburg, Florida, in Lake county, is 35 miles NW of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 69 miles NE of Tampa, Florida

Leesburg History

Evander Mclver Lee, the first permanent settler in Leesburg, came to this area in 1857. He was followed by his brothers. Calvin Lee, is said to have given this city its present name. The city was incorporated in 1875. Leesburg was a major area of watermelon production in the early years of the twentieth century. Its inhabitants began the tradition of organizing an annual watermelon festival in the year 1930. The festival continued to be organized until the production of watermelons came down significantly. At present, Leesburg is a popular retirement destination.

Leesburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Berry Park.
  • Canal Street Trail.
  • Canal Street Field.
  • Corrine Williams Park.
  • Herlong Park.
  • Fountain Lake Park.
  • Leesburg Historic Museum.
  • Monkey Island.
  • Magnolia Trail.
  • Palmetto Street Complex.
  • Mate-Morris House.
  • Town Square Park.
  • Sleepy hollow Recreation Complex.

Leesburg Activities

The city is dotted with a number of parks which offer a variety of leisure activities. Residents and tourists enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, camping and other relaxing activities throughout the year.

Leesburg Transportation

Air travel services can be found at Orlando International Airport and Leesburg Regional Airport.

Leesburg Higher Education

The city is served by Lake-Sumter Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,570
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+7,241
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,022
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,265

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,481
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$119,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.5%
Irish12.7%
English8.7%
French Except Basque5.6%
Scottish3.4%
Italian3.3%
Polish1.8%
West Indian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Jamaican1.4%
Greek0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Egyptian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
African0.1%
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Leesburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes34748, 34788
P.O. Box Zip Codes34749, 34789
Phone Area Codes352
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.8
Approximate Longitude-81.88

Leesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLISBON
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationOCALA
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp46 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Astatula1,629$50,833
Coleman508$34,500
Fruitland Park4,686$51,354
Lady Lake14,501$50,026
Tavares14,965$50,858
Wildwood6,776$50,935

Leesburg Hospitals

North Campus Rehabilitation And Nursing Center
(Non-profit)
700 N Palmetto St
(352) 323-5695
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
600 E Dixie Ave
(352) 323-5000
Lifestream Behavioral Center
515 W Main St
(352) 315-7500
Lifestream Behavioral Center
(Proprietary)
2020 Tally Rd
(352) 315-7400

Leesburg Public Schools

Beverly Shores Elementary School
1108 Griffin Rd
ZIP: 34748
(352) 787-4175
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Carver Middle School
1200 Beecher St
ZIP: 34748
(352) 787-7868
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Humanities And Fine Arts Charter School
213 Lee St
ZIP: 34748
(352) 315-4322
Primary
Total Enrollment 136
Lake Academy Leesburg
2020 Talley Rd
ZIP: 34748
(352) 315-7890
Other
Total Enrollment 69
Leesburg Elementary School
2229 South St
ZIP: 34748
(352) 365-6308
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Leesburg High School
1401 Yellow Jacket Way
ZIP: 34748
(352) 787-5047
High
Total Enrollment 1593
Oak Park Middle School
2101 South St
ZIP: 34748
(352) 787-3232
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
Rimes Early Learning & Literacy Center
3101 Schoolview St
ZIP: 34748
(352) 787-5757
Primary
Total Enrollment 201
Milestones Community School Of Lake County, Inc.
10516 Treadway School Rd
ZIP: 34788
(352) 742-7007
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Treadway Elementary School
10619 Treadway School Rd
ZIP: 34788
(352) 742-2291
Primary
Total Enrollment 917

Leesburg Private Schools

First Academy-leesburg
219 N 13th St
ZIP: 34748
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 301
His Royal Christian Academy
1107 Griffin Rd
ZIP: 34748
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Lake Montessori School
415 Lee St
ZIP: 34748
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
St Paul's Catholic School
1320 Sunshine Ave
ZIP: 34748
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
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