Leighton, Alabama Population 2020

709

Leighton is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 709, it is the 297th largest city in Alabama and the 11823rd largest city in the United States. Leighton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -2.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 729 in 2010. Leighton reached it's highest population of 730 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Leighton has a population density of 329 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leighton is $41,809 with a poverty rate of 13.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $532 per month, and the median house value is $67,800. The median age in Leighton is 35.9 years, 36.5 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.2 males.

Leighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leighton was:

  • Black or African American: 49.45%
  • White: 48.44%
  • Two or more races: 1.38%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Leighton, Alabama is 709, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 709.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 729.

Leighton, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American53849.45%
White52748.44%
Two or More Races151.38%
Some Other Race80.74%

Leighton Population Pyramid 2020

Leighton Median Age

35.9


Total

36.5


Male

35.6


Female

Leighton Adults

There are 800 adults, (168 of whom are seniors) in Leighton.

Leighton Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Leighton Sex Ratio

Female

594

54.60%

Male

494

45.40%

Leighton Households and Families

Leighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Leighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male75%25%
Married67.8%32.2%
All53.2%46.8%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Female36.6%63.4%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3762.8953.2
Non Family1521.247.4
Married1183.7467.8
Female824.0536.6
Male245.575

3.96

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Leighton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade425.71%
9th to 12th Grade13217.93%
High School Graduate33845.92%
Some College13918.89%
Associates Degree324.35%
Bachelors Degree334.48%
Graduate Degree202.72%

Leighton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White40729515
Black30724532
Hispanic1212
Multiple Races10106
Other Race88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 60.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,018$29,803$23,850
Less Than High School$25,625$28,320$23,021
High School Grad$25,341$29,167$20,341
Some College$31,458$31,667$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$96,458$$

$28,018

Average Earnings

$29,803

Average Male

$23,850

Average Female

Leighton Language

Leighton Language by Age

Leighton Language

98.59% of Leighton residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Leighton Poverty

Leighton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black53811721.75%
White508346.69%

13.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leighton is Black, with 21.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leighton is White, with 6.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.01%
High School7.40%
Some College6.43%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Employed2.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Leighton Income

Leighton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,545$41,809
Families$38,333$46,171
Married Families$41,000-
Non Families$23,295$33,437

Leighton Marital Status

Leighton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

29.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Leighton Married by Age and Sex

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

Leighton Veterans

49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War22
Vietnam7
Korea6
First Gulf War5
World War II

$Leighton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leighton Employment Status

41.6%

Labor Force Participation

36.1%

Employment Rate

13.2%

Unemployment Rate

Leighton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.16%

Born in Alabama

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Leighton residents were born in the United States, with 81.16% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207090.00%
20197090.00%
201870910.14%
20177080.00%
2016708-3-0.42%
2015711-5-0.70%
2014716-5-0.69%
2013721-4-0.55%
2012725-3-0.41%
2011728-2-0.27%
20107300.00%