Leighton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leighton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Leighton had a population of 710 as of July 1, 2015. Leighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leighton is located at latitude 34.6986 and longitude -87.5291 in Colbert County. 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. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Town of Leighton (GNIS ID: 2406001) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Leighton is located within Leighton Division of Colbert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Leighton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 710
Population in Households 710
Population in Familes 583
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 721
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 322
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $91,288
Average Home Value $110,549


Median Household Income $26,876
Average Household Income $38,458
Per Capita Income $16,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.31%
Households -0.35% -0.25%
Families 1.22% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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, 2015 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 # 361 38th
Population Density1 # 82 86th
Diversity Index2 # 64 89th
Median Household Income # 512 12th
Per Capita Income # 498 14th

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