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Leeds, North Dakota
Location of Leeds, North Dakota
Location of Leeds, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°17′22″N 99°26′20″W / 48.28944°N 99.43889°W / 48.28944; -99.43889Coordinates: 48°17′22″N 99°26′20″W / 48.28944°N 99.43889°W / 48.28944; -99.43889
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Benson
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
1,512 ft (461 m)
 • Total 427
 • Estimate 
 • Density 726.70/sq mi (280.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-45580
GNIS feature ID 1029856

Leeds is a city in Benson County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 427 at the 2010 census.

Leeds was founded in 1887 and named after Leeds, England. It was one of several sites along the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental route between Devils Lake and Minot that were named after places in England (the others were Berwick, Norwich, Penn, Rugby, Surrey, Tunbridge, and York).


Leeds is located at 48°17′22″N 99°26′20″W / 48.28944°N 99.43889°W / 48.28944; -99.43889 (48.289356, -99.438965).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land. The nearby Lake Ibsen is located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east of the city center.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 349
1910 682 95.4%
1920 704 3.2%
1930 725 3.0%
1940 782 7.9%
1950 778 −0.5%
1960 797 2.4%
1970 626 −21.5%
1980 678 8.3%
1990 542 −20.1%
2000 464 −14.4%
2010 427 −8.0%
2019 (est.) 460 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 427 people, 201 households, and 118 families living in the city. The population density was 948.9 inhabitants per square mile (366.4/km2). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 591.1 per square mile (228.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 1.4% Native American, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 201 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 50.6 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 27.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

Great War Monument

Leeds is home to a Great War (World War I) monument that was constructed by the American War Mothers. The six foot tall granite pedestal bears a bronze tablet that lists seventy six men and two Red Cross nurses who participated in the conflict. The call to build the monument went out in the April 15, 1920 issue of the Leeds News. The November 18, 1920 issue of the Leeds News listed the names of the men and women who were to be placed on the monument in order to ensure that no names had been missed. The August 4, 1921 issue of the Leeds News announced that on August 7, 1921 the monument would be given its official dedication at 3 o'clock by the Great Northern right of way near the depot. It was written that "...this little spot has been seeded down and well cared for this summer and makes a pretty setting for the monument." The monument currently resides in Firemen's Memorial Park.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Leeds has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


It is in Leeds School District 6.

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