Leighton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leighton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Leighton had a population of 696 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Leighton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 696
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 640
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 696
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 707
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $27,469
Average Household Income $41,980
Per Capita Income $17,893


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $75,476
Average Home Value $89,520


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.64% -0.46%
Households -0.56% -0.32%
Families 0.55% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Leighton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leighton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 363 38th
Population Density # 82 86th
Diversity Index # 65 89th
Median Household Income # 534 8th
Per Capita Income # 484 17th

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