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Leonard is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,990 at the 2010 census.[3]

Leonard, Texas
Leonard, Texas.jpg
"Biggest little town in Northeast Texas"
Fannin County Leonard.svg
Coordinates: 33°22′59″N 96°14′43″W / 33.38306°N 96.24528°W / 33.38306; -96.24528Coordinates: 33°22′59″N 96°14′43″W / 33.38306°N 96.24528°W / 33.38306; -96.24528
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total1,990
 • Density866/sq mi (334.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-42352[1]
GNIS feature ID1374508[2]


Leonard is located in southwestern Fannin County at 33°22′59″N 96°14′43″W / 33.383165°N 96.245248°W / 33.383165; -96.245248 (33.383165, -96.245248).[4] U.S. Route 69 passes along the northern and eastern edges of the city, leading northwest 34 miles (55 km) to Denison and southeast 20 miles (32 km) to Greenville. Texas State Highway 78 leads northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Bonham, the Fannin County seat, and southwest 24 miles (39 km) to Farmersville. The center of Dallas is 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Leonard via Highway 78.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Leonard has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.95 km2), all of it land.[3]


Census Pop.
Est. 20161,984[5]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,846 people, 683 households, and 497 families residing in the city. The population density was 936.8 people per square mile (361.8/km2). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 381.1 per square mile (147.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.99% White, 5.53% African American, 1.90% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 5.69% from other races, and 15.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.85% of the population.

There were 683 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had no one living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,318, and the median income for a family was $40,461. Males had a median income of $32,071 versus $20,888 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,747. About 12.9% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Leonard is served by the Leonard Independent School District.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Polly McLarry, baseball player
  • Lori Erica Ruff, identity thief
  • Jules V. Sikes, Texas A&M athlete and coach
  • J.B. Stokes, Member of the 506 Airborne, Easy Company, who in 1944, destroyed a German battery which was vital to the success of the invasion at Utah Beach, Normandy on June 6, 1944 and whose story is told in HBO's Band of Brothers

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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Leonard has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Leonard city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Leonard, Texas

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