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Leon, West Virginia
Location of Leon in Mason County, West Virginia.
Location of Leon in Mason County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mason
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
568 ft (173 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 158
 • Estimate 
(2019)
148
 • Density 462.50/sq mi (178.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25123
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-46300
GNIS feature ID 1541786

Leon is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, situated along the Kanawha River. The population was 158 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The etymology of the name Leon is obscure. The Gen. John McCausland House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and the boundary expanded in 2000.

Geography

Leon is located at 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806 (38.749501, -81.958135).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), of which, 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 127
1890 242 90.6%
1900 250 3.3%
1910 240 −4.0%
1920 299 24.6%
1930 283 −5.4%
1940 219 −22.6%
1950 244 11.4%
1960 236 −3.3%
1970 192 −18.6%
1980 228 18.8%
1990 145 −36.4%
2000 132 −9.0%
2010 158 19.7%
2019 (est.) 148 −6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 158 people, 61 households, and 46 families living in the town. The population density was 493.8 inhabitants per square mile (190.7/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 240.6 per square mile (92.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.6% African American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 61 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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