Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
|• 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)|
|• Density||160/sq mi (61.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0152019|
Leesburg is located in western Cherokee County at 34°10'57.446" North, 85°46'8.350" West (34.182624, -85.768986). 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.
As of the census 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).
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Leesburg town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Leesburg, Alabama