Leesburg, Alabama

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Leesburg, Alabama
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°10′57″N 85°46′8″W / 34.18250°N 85.76889°W / 34.18250; -85.76889
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
 • Total 6.44 sq mi (16.67 km2)
 • Land 6.42 sq mi (16.62 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,027
 • Density 160/sq mi (61.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35983
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-42016
GNIS feature ID 0152019
Website www.leesburgal.com

Leesburg is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,027.[1]


Leesburg is located in western Cherokee County at 34°10'57.446" North, 85°46'8.350" West (34.182624, -85.768986).[2] It is bordered by Lookout Mountain and the town of Sand Rock to the north and Weiss Lake on the Coosa River to the south. Weiss Dam that forms the lake is located just south of the town limits.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leesburg has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.7 km2), of which, 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.29%, is water.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 98
1980 116 18.4%
1990 218 87.9%
2000 799 266.5%
2010 1,027 28.5%
Est. 2013 1,026 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2013 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 799 people, 338 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 124.4 people per square mile (48.1/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.12% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 338 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,779, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $31,205 versus $17,895 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,583. About 12.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.


Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[6]

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Coordinates: 34°10′57″N 85°46′08″W / 34.182624°N 85.768986°W / 34.182624; -85.768986