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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Leeds is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 11,701. Leeds is in Jefferson County. Living in Leeds offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Leeds and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Leeds are above average.
About Leeds...
Population
11,701

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Leeds Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    577
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    33
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    635
    500
  • Theft
    3,703
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,087
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Leeds Reviews

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Leeds is a beautiful small town with an attractive, walk-able downtown area. There's a large park with a children's play area, a walking trail, ball parks and lots of grass space for picnics and playing. Leeds also has a world-class motorcycle museum and race track, a Bass Pro Shop, and a large outlet shopping mall. It's a good place to live with reasonable priced housing and nice neighbors.
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I have only lived in Leeds for 10 years now. My husband and I moved here from Trussville, AL. We like Leeds because it is still small. It's a close community that tries to support one another. If you have kids, it's a wonderful place to raise a family because everyone knows each other, for the most part. The new schools are amazing as well.
Roads are very poorly maintained. Due to having too small a police presence for this area, police are slow to respond at times. Neighbors are good at looking out for one another. We have a great splash pad and a couple of parks for small children but nothing really for the youth.