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Leighton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Leighton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Colbert County at latitude 34.6986 and longitude -87.5291. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Leighton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Leighton, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Leighton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Leighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leighton: Cross Roads, Jeffers Cross Roads, Jeffers Crossroads.

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Leighton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 715
Population in Households 715
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 726
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $84,191
Average Home Value $105,439


Median Household Income $22,780
Average Household Income $32,938
Per Capita Income $14,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.31%
Households -0.29% -0.25%
Families 1.97% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Leighton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leighton to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 358 38th
Population Density1 # 77 87th
Diversity Index2 # 70 88th
Median Household Income # 557 4th
Per Capita Income # 546 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.