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Leon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Leon had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2017. Leon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leon is located at latitude 38.7481 and longitude -81.9545 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Town of Leon (GNIS ID: 2391268) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Leon is located within Cologne District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leon: Byrumville, Cologne.

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Leon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 154
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 154
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 481
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $32,622
Average Household Income $55,345
Per Capita Income $21,527


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $94,388


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.39%
Households -0.46% -0.69%
Families -1.91% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Leon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leon to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 9th
Population Density # 267 34th
Diversity Index # 362 11th
Median Household Income # 307 24th
Per Capita Income # 213 48th

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