Leighton, AL Population

By | May 16, 2019

Population: 849. Estimated population in July 2020: 835 (-1.6% change)
Males: 365 (43.0%), Females: 484 (57.0%)

Colbert County

Zip code: 35646

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $20,500
Median house value: $52,200

Races in Leighton:

  • Black (55.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (11.5%), English (3.7%), Irish (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Elevation: 574 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Map of Leighton, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Leighton

  • High school or higher: 54.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leighton town

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -126 (-12.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Leighton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Leighton:

  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 6 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 54 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 91 miles; TUPELO, MS; Abbreviation: TUP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Leighton:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leighton:

  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 8 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 17 miles; FLORENCE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,770)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 62 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 68 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)

Schools

Public high school in Leighton:

  • COLBERT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 2200 HIGH SCHOOL ST; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Leighton:

  • HATTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 2130 HATTON SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 8100 OLD HIGHWAY 20; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Leighton:

  • LEIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,610; Location: 8740 MAIN STREET; 9,177 books; 113 audio materials; 266 video materials; 24 serial subscriptions)