Leighton, Alabama Population 2021

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Leighton is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 754, it is the 287th largest city in Alabama and the 11556th largest city in the United States . Leighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually but its population has increased by 3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 729 in 2010. Leighton reached it's highest population of 774 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Leighton has a population density of 350 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leighton is $40,715 with a poverty rate of 16.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $486 per month, and the median house value is $58,200. 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 Leighton was:

  • White: 51.18%
  • Black or African American: 48.20%
  • Two or more races: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Leighton, Alabama is 754 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 757.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 729.

Leighton, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49751.18%
Black or African American46848.20%
Two or More Races60.62%
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Leighton Population by Race

Leighton Population Pyramid $2021

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Leighton Median Age

40.1


Total

40.5


Male

38.6


Female

Leighton Adults

There are 786 adults, (186 of whom are seniors) in Leighton.

Leighton Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Leighton Sex Ratio

Female

521

53.66%

Male

450

46.34%

Leighton Population by Age

Leighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male76.2%23.8%
Married65.5%34.5%
All50.8%49.2%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female36.4%63.6%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3682.6450.8
Non Family1681.1143.5
Married1133.7965.5
Female663.6236.4
Male215.5776.2

3.83

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Leighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade354.85%
9th to 12th Grade11415.79%
High School Graduate35549.17%
Some College11515.93%
Associates Degree385.26%
Bachelors Degree375.12%
Graduate Degree283.88%
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Leighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40429934
Black31026625
2+ Races666
Hispanic22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Leighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,717$29,119$23,512
Less Than 9th Grade$27,951$28,382$19,750
High School Graduate$21,908$26,389$20,500
Some College$35,577$32,000$35,962
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$96,250$$

$27,717

Average Earnings

$29,119

Average Male

$23,512

Average Female

Leighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leighton Language by Age

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Leighton Language

99.36% of Leighton residents speak only English, while 0.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

Leighton Language

Leighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black46813127.99%
White486316.38%

16.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.22%

Male Poverty Rate

17.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leighton is Black, with 27.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leighton is White, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.33%.

Leighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.52%
High School16.06%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Leighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.61%
Female Employed1.19%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Leighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,357$40,715
Families$39,375$50,244
Married Families$55,938-
Non Families$16,591$27,649
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Income by Household Type

Leighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

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 55-64, 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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49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13
Second Gulf War7
Korea5
First Gulf War2
World War II

Leighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+20
65 to 7412
55 to 6410
18 to 347
35 to 54

Leighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black256.85%
White245.78%

Leighton Veterans by Race

Leighton Veterans by Education

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22.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leighton Veterans by Education

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41.8%

Labor Force Participation

35.6%

Employment Rate

14.9%

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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81.67%

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 81.67% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021754-1-0.13%
2020755-1-0.13%
2019756-1-0.13%
201875720.26%
201775510.13%
2016754-3-0.40%
2015757-4-0.53%
2014761-3-0.39%
2013764-7-0.91%
2012771-1-0.13%
2011772-2-0.26%
20107740.00%

Leighton Population by Year