Leighton, Alabama

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Leighton, Alabama

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High Points

Leighton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Leighton Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Leighton Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Leighton Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Leighton Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Leighton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Leighton, Alabama

Comparing Leighton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Housing Recently Built 7 3
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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Leighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Colbert
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 35646
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.7
Longitude -87.528

Leighton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
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Leighton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 849 100%
Male 365 43%
Female 484 57%
Under 18 204 24%
18+ 645 76%
65+ 173 20.4%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 377 44.4%
African-American 468 55.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.9%

Estimated Leighton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 835
Growth -14
Growth % -1.6%

Leighton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.6%
US/American 16%
English 4.2%
Irish 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
British 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
German 0.3%
German Russian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Leighton 849 $28,036
Florence 36,264 $40,577
Killen 1,119 $47,596
Muscle Shoals 11,924 $48,113
Sheffield 9,652 $33,877
Town Creek 1,216 $29,018
Tuscumbia 7,856 $39,831

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Leighton Public Library
Leighton, Alabama
(256) 446-5380

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Leighton High Schools (2004)

Serves 609 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

Leighton Colleges

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