Leesburg, Alabama

Leesburg is a town located in Cherokee County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 799.

Geography

\nLeesburg is located at 34°10'57.446" North, 85°46'8.350" West (34.182624, -85.768986). According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.7 km² (6.4 mi²). 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.

Demographics

\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 799 people, 338 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density is 48.1/km² (124.4/mi²). There are 526 housing units at an average density of 31.6/km² (81.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 99.12% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 338 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% are married couples living together, 8.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% are non-families. 23.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.74. In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the town is $34,779, and the median income for a family is $36,250. Males have a median income of $31,205 versus $17,895 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,583. 16.0% of the population and 12.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.5% are 65 or older.

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