|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Leighton is 662. Leighton, Alabama is the 12,025th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Leighton was in 1990, when its population was 972. In 1990, Leighton was the 9,903rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 12,025th largest city in the US. Leighton is currently 31.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Leighton has shrunk 22.5% since the year 2000. Leighton, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|12019||Pleasant Hope, Missouri||663||19.4%|
|12020||Point Blank, Texas||663||10.3%|
|12021||South Webster, Ohio||663||-13.2%|
|12023||Hayden Lake, Idaho||662||29.5%|
|12027||Port Austin, Michigan||662||-9.9%|
|12028||Port Vincent, Louisiana||662||42.3%|
|12030||War, West Virginia||662||-18.1%|
The total voting age population of Leighton, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 786. The voting age population is 42.0% male and 58.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.2% of the residents of Leighton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Leighton are 51.2% White, 48.2% Black and 0.6% Two or more races. Additionally, 1.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Leighton, 16.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.2%. On a per-household basis, 15.0% of families are below the poverty line in Leighton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 41.8% of Leighton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.4% of Leighton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.0% have a bachelor's degree and 3.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Leighton residents aged 5 and older, 0.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Leighton is 14.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Leighton, 15.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Leighton is $35,357.
In Leighton, 50.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.2% of housing units in Leighton.
Of all the housing units in Leighton, 13.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Leighton, 8.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Leighton is $486.
In Leighton, 51.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.