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Leeds, Wisconsin
Location of Leeds, Wisconsin
Location of Leeds, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Columbia
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
1,063 ft (324 m)
 • Total 813
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-43125
GNIS feature ID 1583538

Leeds is a town in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 813 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Keyeser, Leeds, Leeds Center, and North Leeds are located in the town. The town took its name from the city of Leeds, England.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

US 51 runs north and south through this unincorporated town.


As of the census of 2000, there were 813 people, 309 households, and 238 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.9 people per square mile (8.8/km2). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 8.9 per square mile (3.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.12% Native American, 1.11% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 309 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,750, and the median income for a family was $56,719. Males had a median income of $34,808 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,205. About 2.1% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • W. R. Chipman, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly was born in and was Chairman of Leeds.
  • Julian F. Everett, architect, was born in Leeds.
  • Edward C. Meland member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1913–1914) was born in Leeds.
  • Oscar Rennebohm, Governor of Wisconsin (1947–1951) was born in Leeds.
  • Herbert C. Schenk, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1935–1940) was born in Leeds.
  • George Wylie, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1897, 1899) and Wisconsin State Senate (1903–1904) lived in Leeds.
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