Leeds, Utah


Leeds began life as a settlement named Bennington (the name probably came from an early pioneer who lived in Bennington, VT before moving west on the Mormon Pioneer Trail). Then the neighboring town of Harrisburg got flooded out. Nearly all the flood-affected residents in the area moved to Bennington and soon changed its name to Leeds.

The local economy used to be based on agriculture but that industry is now second to tourism with Zion National Park, the Pine Valley Mountains and the Silver Reef ghost town nearby.

Fast Facts about Leeds, Utah
Leeds, Washington County, UT 84746
Latitude: 37.2393°N
Longitude: 113.3608°W
Settled: 1867
Elevation: 3,481'

Education:
High School or Higher: 81.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 6.3%
Cost of Living Index for Leeds: 88.5
Median Resident Age: 41.7 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $51,000
Median Home Value: $210,000
Major Industries:
Health Care, Construction, Retail Services, Repair & Maintenance, Transportation Services, Lodging & Food Services, Building Materials, Educational Services, Social Services, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Government
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
820
Males
401
Females
419
Population by Age
Under 18
212
18 & over
608
20-24
14
25-34
69
35-49
118
50-64
168
65 & over
222
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
25
Non Hispanic or Latino
795
Population by Race
White
799
African-American
0
Asian
4
Native American
2
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
5
Two or more
10
 
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