Leighton, Alabama Population 2022

653
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Leighton is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. Leighton has a 2020 population of 653. Leighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -1.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 665 in 2010.

The average household income in Leighton is $40,715 with a poverty rate of 23.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $58,800. The median age in Leighton is 40.1 years, 40.5 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Leighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leightonwas:

  • Black or African American: 61.60%
  • White: 38.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Leighton, Alabama is 653 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 665.

Leighton, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30338.40%
Black or African American48661.60%
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Leighton Population by Race

Leighton Population Pyramid 2022

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Leighton Median Age

44.1


Total

44.4


Male

40.9


Female

Leighton Adults

There are 599 adults, (172 of whom are seniors) in Leighton.

Leighton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Leighton Sex Ratio

Female

419

53.11%

Male

370

46.89%

Leighton Population by Age

Leighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.2%6.8%
Male81.8%18.2%
All54.3%45.7%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Female28.9%71.1%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3352.3654.3
Married733.6393.2
Male116.1881.8
Female903.1628.9
Non Family1611.0749.1

3.49

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Leighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade295.37%
9th to 12th Grade6712.41%
High School Graduate26348.70%
Some College9016.67%
Associates Degree336.11%
Bachelors Degree376.85%
Graduate Degree213.89%
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Leighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leighton Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.56%.

Leighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,774$36,250$22,670
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$$2,500
High School Graduate$25,313$29,688$21,359
Some College$35,341$34,545$35,795
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,774

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$22,670

Average Female

Leighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leighton Language by Age

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Leighton Language

99.87% of Leighton residents speak only English, while 0.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.13% of the population.

Leighton Language

Leighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black48616133.13%
White303289.24%
OtherNaN%

23.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.08%

Male Poverty Rate

26.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leighton is Black, with 33.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leighton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 57.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.71%.

Leighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.33%
High School23.19%
Some College12.20%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Leighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.25%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed21.83%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Leighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,295$38,624
Families$40,833$48,192
Married Families$66,106-
Non Families$14,740$27,045
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Income by Household Type

Leighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.6%

Male Marriage Rate

21.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Leighton Married by Age and Sex

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Leighton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Leighton Marital Status by Race

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Leighton Marital Status

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50

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War1
Vietnam15
Korea3
World War II

Leighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3411
35 to 54
55 to 648
65 to 7410
75+21

Leighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White239.39%
Black277.63%

Leighton Veterans by Race

Leighton Veterans by Education

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20.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leighton Veterans by Education

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45%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Leighton Employment by Age

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Leighton Employment by Race

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Leighton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.99%

Born in Leighton

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Leighton residents were born in the United States, with 80.99% having been born in Alabama. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Leighton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20107290.00%
2011723-6-0.82%
2012717-6-0.83%
2013711-6-0.84%
2014705-6-0.84%
2015699-6-0.85%
2016693-6-0.86%
2017687-6-0.87%
2018681-6-0.87%
2019675-6-0.88%
2020665-10-1.48%
2021659-6-0.90%
2022653-6-0.91%

Leighton Population by Year