Leighton, Iowa

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Leighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Mahaska
Standard Zip Codes 50143
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.337
Longitude -92.786

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 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Leighton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 153 100%
Male 81 52.9%
Female 72 47.1%
Under 18 48 31.4%
18+ 105 68.6%
65+ 26 17%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.21
White 153 100%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Leighton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 168
Growth 15
Growth % 9.8%

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
Dutch 73.2%
German 12.2%
US/American 6.7%
English 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Leighton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Olivet (50143)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Leighton 153 $46,667
Beacon 518 $35,469
Bussey 450 $42,857
Harvey 277 $35,536
Oskaloosa 10,938 $42,138
Pella 9,832 $56,321
University Park 536 $35,682
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