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Population (year 2000): 15,956. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,086 (+19.6% change)
Males: 7,275 (45.6%), Females: 8,681 (54.4%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 41.5 years
Median household income: $25,988 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Leesburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.3%)
  • Black (29.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (11.8%), German (11.7%), United States (8.2%), Irish (7.6%), French (3.5%), Subsaharan African (2.6%).

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Elevation: 79 feet

Land area: 18.7 square miles

Leesburg,

For population 25 years and over in Leesburg

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leesburg city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

5.5% Foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +568 (+3.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Orlando, (39.8 miles pop. 185,951).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (70.5 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (901.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Park, FL (3.9 miles Fruitland FL (4.6 miles Okahumpka, FL (6.4 miles Yalaha, Lake, FL (6.4 miles Silver FL (8.4 miles Lisbon, Lake, FL Lady (8.8 miles FL (9.9 miles Howey-in-the-Hills, FL (10.3 miles Tavares,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 41 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2003: 106 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2004: 229 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2005: 427 buildings, average cost: $183,600

Latitude: 28.81 N, Longitude: 81.88 W

Area code: 352


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Retail trade (14.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,016 (+50.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,121 (51.4%)


 

Crime in Leesburg by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 6 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 37.6 6.3 0.0
Rapes 19 17 5 3
    per 100,000 119.1 106.5 31.3 18.8
Robberies 59 41 47 59
    per 100,000 369.8 257.0 294.6 369.8
Assaults 253 262 267 160
    per 100,000 1585.6 1642.0 1673.4 1002.8
Burglaries 357 297 258 385
    per 100,000 2237.4 1861.4 1616.9 2412.9
Thefts 714 654 607 691
    per 100,000 4474.8 4098.8 3804.2 4330.7
Auto thefts 80 86 51 67
    per 100,000 501.4 539.0 319.6 419.9
851.4 823.1 732.8 694.7


Average climate in Leesburg, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leesburg,

Leesburg-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Leesburg city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused $15 million in damages.

On 12/31/1975, a category 3 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Dan Hinote - NHL player (Colorado Avalanche, born: Jan 30, 1977), Fats Cuyler - College basketball player (Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders).


Main business address for: FFLC BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Leesburg:
  • LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (600 E DIXIE AVENUE)
  • LIFESTREAM BEHAVIORAL CENTER (2020 TALLY RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Leesburg:
  • VILLAGES REGIONAL HOSPITAL,THE (about 10 miles; THE VILLAGES, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL/WATERMAN (about 15 miles; EUSTIS, FL)
  • SOUTH LAKE HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CLERMONT, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Leesburg:
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 34 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 46 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 49 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Leesburg:
  • LEESBURG REGIONAL (about 6 miles; LEESBURG, FL; ID: LEE)
  • UMATILLA MUNI (about 18 miles; UMATILLA, FL; ID: X23)
  • MID FLORIDA AIR SERVICE (about 19 miles; EUSTIS, FL; ID: X55)

Amtrak station near Leesburg:
  • 12 miles: WILDWOOD (601 N. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $2,152 $25,824 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $41,632 $27,754 0 $0
Sewerage 37 $101,330 $32,863 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 32 $75,880 $28,455 36 $9,018
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $9,405 $37,620 0 $0
Water Supply 21 $56,645 $32,368 0 $0
Electric Power 51 $180,651 $42,506 0 $0
Financial Administration 47 $143,166 $36,553 0 $0
Other Government Administration 23 $73,757 $38,481 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 62 $219,219 $42,429 1 $310
Police - Other 23 $50,495 $26,345 6 $2,249
Firefighters 35 $131,374 $45,042 0 $0
Gas Supply 16 $44,074 $33,055 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 33 $94,376 $34,318 0 $0
Local Libraries 15 $33,272 $26,617 8 $5,008
Totals for Government 417 $1,257,430 $36,185 51 $16,585


Colleges/Universities in Leesburg:
  • LAKE-SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,490; Location: 9501 US HWY 441; Public; Website: www.lscc.cc.fl.us/)
  • BEACON COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 66; Location: 105 E MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.beaconcollege.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leesburg:
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; OCALA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,101)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 39 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 40 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; DELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,966)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
Public high school in Leesburg:
  • LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,794; Location: 1401 W MEADOW DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Leesburg:
  • TREADWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 853; Location: 10619 TREADWAY SCHOOL ROA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 758; Location: 1200 N BEECHER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAK PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 670; Location: 2101 W SOUTH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BEVERLY SHORES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 1108 W GRIFFIN ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SKEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 401 S MOSS STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 3101 SCHOOLVIEW STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DABNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 910 E DIXIE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LIFESTREAM ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: P. O. BOX 491000; Grades: 01 - 12)
  • ARNETTE HOUSE SECOND CHANCE (Students: 1; Location: 1335 N SHORE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Leesburg:
  • FIRST ACADEMY (Students: 414; Location: 220 NORTH 13TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 1320 SUNSHINE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LAKE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 415 NORTH LEE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 10516 TREADWAY RD POB 5267; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 706 BEECHER ST; Grades: PK - 4)
Library in Leesburg:
  • LEESBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $876,570; Location: 204 N FIFTH ST.; 120,480 books; 3,461 audio materials; 5,582 video materials; 302 serial subscriptions)
 

Leesburg compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Leesburg:
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WLBE (790 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG-EUSTIS, FL; Owner: WLBE 790, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVLG (640 AM; 1 kW; WILDWOOD, FL; Owner: SENIOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leesburg:
  • W212BF (90.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: CTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W257BF (99.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WWKQ (88.7 FM; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCAST SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFQ (92.9 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WPYO (95.3 FM; APOPKA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKSG (89.5 FM; CEDAR CREEK, FL; Owner: DAYSTAR PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leesburg:
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

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