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Leighton is a town in Colbert County, in the Florence metro area.
The community was named for William Leigh, grandmaster of the state Masonic Grand Lodge
The latitude of Leighton is 34.700N. The longitude is -87.528W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 837.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Leighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colbert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Florence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35646 ZIP code.
0% of Leighton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leighton was $12,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Leighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Leighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $171. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $575.
Libraries in Leighton include Leighton Public Library ... View libraries
Colbert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leighton political report.
The average commute time for Leighton workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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