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Leon is a town in Mason County,
West Virginia West Virginia () is a U.S. state, state in the Appalachian region, Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic (United States), Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Southeastern regions of the United States.The United States Census Bureau, Census Burea ...
, United States, situated along the
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Kanawha River
. The population was 158 at the
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. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–
OH
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Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Etymology

Leon was known as 'Cologne' until, in 1880, it was changed to its current name; however, it is unknown from where the name 'Leon' was derived.


History

The Gen. John McCausland House was listed on the
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in 1980 and the boundary expanded in 2000.


Geography

Leon is located at (38.749501, -81.958135). According to the
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, the town has a total area of , of which is land and is water. The
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Kanawha River
, which cuts through the whole state of West Virginia, passes by Leon.


Demographics


2010 census

As of the
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census
of 2010, there were 158 people, 61 households, and 46 families living in the town. The
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population density
was . There were 77 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the town was 98.1%
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, 0.6%
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, 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
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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.


2000 census

As of the
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census
of 2000, there were 132 people, 60 households, and 40 families living in the town. The
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population density
was 385.7 inhabitants per square mile (149.9/km2). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 213.3 per square mile (82.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00%
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.
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or
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of any race were 0.76% of the population. There were 60 households, out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were
married couples Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock is a culturally and often legally recognized union between people called spouse A spouse is a significant other in a marriage (in certain contexts, it can also apply to a civil union or comm ...

married couples
living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.80. In the town, the population was spread out, with 18.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $21,429, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $11,000 for females. The
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for the town was $11,381. There were 16.7% of families and 12.3% of the population living below the
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, including 9.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


References

{{authority control Towns in Mason County, West Virginia Towns in West Virginia Populated places on the Kanawha River Point Pleasant micropolitan area