Leon, Oklahoma

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Leon, Oklahoma
Location of Leon, Oklahoma
Location of Leon, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861Coordinates: 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Love
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 96
 • Density 363.6/sq mi (140.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73441
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-42450[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094582[2]

Leon is a town in Love County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 96 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Leon is located at 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861 (33.878618, -97.428710).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 96 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 363.6 people per square mile and roughly 551.8 animals per square mile (142.6/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 159.1 per square mile (62.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 45.12% White, 12.50% Native American, 1.04% from other races, and 8.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.04% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband prese, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 4.46.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $10,500, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $12,000 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,908. There were 12.5% of families and 11.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15 teenagers and none of those over 64.


Most youth in Leon attend Turner Public Schools in Burneyville. Leon Public Schools was consolidated with Turner Public Schools in 1994.

Many people believe that the old Leon school is now haunted.


Leon is home to a small number of businesses. Currently there are three stores: Inn of Trails Tavern Bar, Horns corner and the Domino Cafe.


The majority of Leonites are Southern Baptist.[citation needed]Leon has one active church called the Leon Baptist Church which is a member of the Enon Baptist Association.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.