Leeds, Alabama

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Leeds is a tri-county area located in Jefferson, St. Clair, and Shelby Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2009 population estimate, the population of the city is about 11,474.

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History

Leeds was incorporated on April 27, 1887. Its success as a rest stop came through as major gas-stations for truckers: the incorporation of nearby Birmingham and the beginning of iron ore production there; the building of the Georgia Pacific Railway from Birmingham to Atlanta; and the construction of a Portland Cement manufacturing plant in 1906.

The city recently broke away from the Jefferson County school system and initiated its own Leeds City school system. Leeds is poised to make a leap forward in development and population as the eastward population shift continues into Jefferson County and St. Clair County. Leeds has also benefited from the recent addition of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Racetrack and the world's largest Bass Pro Shops Outlet that opened in November 2008. Both of these developments are expected to become magnets for visitors and sources of income, as well as significantly increasing the profile of the city.

Geography

Leeds is located at 33°32′44″N 86°33′27″W / 33.54556°N 86.5575°W / 33.54556; -86.5575 (33.545592, -86.557388)[1], primarily within Jefferson County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58.3 km²), of which, 22.4 square miles (57.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,455 people, 4,301 households, and 2,989 families residing in the city. The population density was 467.9 people per square mile (180.6/km²). There were 4,585 housing units at an average density of 205.2/sq mi (79.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.98% White, 15.91% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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