Leighton, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 708 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.6%
 
Males: 311  (44.1%)
Females: 397  (55.9%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35646.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,314 (it was $20,500 in 2000)
Leighton:

$34,314
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,677 (it was $12,680 in 2000)

Leighton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,276 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Leighton:

$70,276
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $82,935; detached houses: $90,349; mobile homes: $9,470

Median gross rent in 2017: $481.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leighton: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Leighton, AL (2010)
    • 38853.2%Black alone
    • 31643.3%White alone
    • 172.3%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Hispanic
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

Races in Leighton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Leighton, Alabama as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leighton is 47 to 1.


Crime rates in Leighton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(120.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(552.5)
3
(419.0)
1
(139.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(142.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(119.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(138.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(141.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(118.6)
7
(839.3)
7
(845.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(414.4)
16
(2,235)
7
(979.0)
2
(282.1)
3
(426.7)
2
(283.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(355.9)
7
(839.3)
6
(724.6)
5
(604.6)
4
(480.8)
7
(955.0)
15
(2,072)
18
(2,514)
12
(1,678)
15
(2,116)
16
(2,276)
13
(1,844)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(474.5)
23
(2,758)
11
(1,329)
8
(967.4)
3
(360.6)
9
(1,228)
12
(1,657)
19
(2,654)
20
(2,797)
14
(1,975)
17
(2,418)
20
(2,837)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(118.6)
2
(239.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(419.0)
1
(139.9)
2
(282.1)
3
(426.7)
5
(709.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)77.1392.1369.681.048.1116.0777.61097.8548.3306.1489.3398.6

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City-data.com crime index in Leighton, AL

Crime rate in Leighton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (27.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 574 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 715 people per square mile   (low).

Leighton, Alabama map

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $310 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $295 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (32.2 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (91.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (494.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Town Creek, AL (2.7 miles ),
Muscle Shoals, AL (2.8 miles ),
Tri-Cities, AL (3.0 miles ),
Tuscumbia, AL (3.2 miles ),
Sheffield, AL (3.2 miles ),
Littleville, AL (3.3 miles ),
Killen, AL (3.3 miles ),
Florence, AL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.70 N, Longitude: 87.53 W

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Leighton, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Leighton, AL in 2017
Leighton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Leighton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (16.2%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Apparel (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Leighton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)

Average climate in Leighton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leighton, Alabama average temperatures Leighton, Alabama average precipitation Leighton, Alabama humidity Leighton, Alabama wind speed Leighton, Alabama snowfall Leighton, Alabama sunshine Leighton, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Leighton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Leighton town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 27.3 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Leighton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from Leighton center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.9 miles away from Leighton center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colbert County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leighton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leighton:

  • CYPRESS COVE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • MUSCLE SHOALS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • COTTAGE OF THE SHOALS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TUSCUMBIA, AL)
  • SHOALS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • SHEFFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA REGIONAL HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SHEFFIELD, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leighton:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 9 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 12 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Athens State University (about 33 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 34 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 51 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 55 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 59 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)

Public high school in Leighton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Leighton:

See full list of schools located in Leighton

Library in Leighton:

  • LEIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,950; Location: 8740 MAIN STREET; 9,298 books; 114 audio materials; 404 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 19 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Universities near leighton should include Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Al ( enrollment 5,000 plus) added by Melvon Ingram
  • Universities near leighton should include Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Al ( enrollment 5,000 plus)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Leighton Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Jimmy Hughes (singer) - Former rhythm and blues singer, Lefty Bates - Chicago blues guitarist, Leon Douglas - Basketball player, Percy Sledge - (born 1941), musician, Brandon Neloms - College basketball player (Alabama A&M Bulldogs).

Colbert County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Leighton and their reported violations in the past:

LEIGHTON (WSB OF THE TOWN OF) (Population served: 1,206, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Leighton that have no violations reported:

  • LAGRANGE MOUNTAIN WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 1,185, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Leighton (2011 data):

  • Bank Independent: Leighton Branch at 337 Highway 101, branch established on 1966/09/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,041.1 mil, Deposits: $871.4 mil, headquarters in Sheffield, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Bancindependent Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Leighton:

Marital status in Leighton, AL
  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Leighton:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leighton, AL (based on Colbert County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,759103
Mainline Protestant3,36817
Black Protestant3,25618
Catholic1,4151
Other71
None16,623-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
This county:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Colbert County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Colbert County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Colbert County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Colbert County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.7%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.7%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leighton:

43.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Leighton:

30.1
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Leighton:

19.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Leighton:

13.8%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Leighton:

80.1%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leighton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6$1,100$2,2000$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,314$31,8844$6,201
Judicial and Legal 2$700$4,2000$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,543$21,2580$0
Financial Administration 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Totals for Government 13$13,137$12,1264$6,201

Leighton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $110,000 ($155.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($57.91)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($36.72)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($18.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($11.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $198,000 ($279.66)

Leighton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($25.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $500,000 ($706.21)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $105,000 ($148.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $60,000 ($84.75)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000 ($49.44)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $7,000 ($9.89)

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lauderdale County, AL  2.38% ($39,319 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AL  0.63% ($36,661)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.29% ($38,466)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lauderdale County, AL  2.36% ($36,356 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.48% ($32,532)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.26% ($42,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leighton:

  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHIY (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leighton:

  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)

TV broadcast stations around Leighton:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Leighton fatal accident list:

Mar 10, 2012 04:17 PM, Cr-River Road, Ford Road, Lat: 34.787375, Lon: -87.603294, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 335ft / 102mTotal length
  • $28,289,000Total costs
  • 90,777Total average daily traffic
  • 7,806Total average daily truck traffic
  • 124,190Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leighton, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 201950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leighton, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Leighton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1975 Nora Morgan Street (Lat: 34.702861 Lon: -87.531194), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: KTZ392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.850 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2014, Expiration Date: 01/10/2025, Registrant: The Radio Shop, Inc., 3512 N Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL 35660, Phone: (256) 389-8200, Fax: (256) 389-8201, Email:
  • 1/2 Mi N Of River Rd Lakewood Dr (Lat: 34.797583 Lon: -87.550028), Call Sign: WYL837, Licensee ID: L00764597,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2003, Expiration Date: 01/05/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2014, Registrant: James R Minor Jr, 1605 Lakewood Dr East, Muscel Shoals, AL 35661
  • Tank At End Of Lagrange College Lane (Lat: 34.659111 Lon: -87.550722), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPXP924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.212 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2003, Expiration Date: 05/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2013, Certifier: Helen Leatherwood, Registrant: Dester Fortson Associates, Inc., 910 Ploof Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023, Phone: (205) 432-2708, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:
  • Marthaler Lane, Rr Crossing At Marthaler Lane (Lat: 34.709556 Lon: -87.564444), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQCI418, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.535 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2014, Expiration Date: 03/10/2025, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Nw, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LEIGHTON, 8458 Old Highway 20 (Lat: 34.692278 Lon: -87.517389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 81.4 m, Call Sign: WRCJ956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 10/23/2018, Expiration Date: 10/23/2028, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leighton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31709 , Serial Number: 32R-7885121, Certificate Issue Date: 01/03/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Pace, 2304 Hayfield Dr, Leighton, AL 35646
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63472 , Serial Number: 15077341, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Pace, 2304 Hayfield Dr, Leighton, AL 35646
  • Aircraft: STEERE JOHN F BD-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FORD CONVERSION (60 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 682BD , Serial Number: 682, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Marty D Hall, 1230 Highway 157, Leighton, AL 35646

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$47,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.02

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 29 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Leighton, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.7%), and Outside Fires (42.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Leighton, AL
    • 7942.7%Structure Fires
    • 7842.2%Outside Fires
    • 168.6%Other
    • 126.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leighton, AL
Most common first names in Leighton, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5767.6 years
John4677.1 years
William4272.6 years
Mary3178.2 years
Annie2881.3 years
Robert2572.8 years
Willie1879.0 years
Charles1562.2 years
Mattie1481.6 years
Mildred1474.5 years
Most common last names in Leighton, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King4072.6 years
Johnson3278.8 years
Smith3175.8 years
Bates2279.0 years
Vandiver2164.6 years
Jackson2074.7 years
Davis1775.7 years
Ricks1763.2 years
Nichols1672.4 years
Jarmon1681.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leighton, AL
  • 57.5%Electricity
  • 28.5%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leighton, AL
  • 76.2%Electricity
  • 19.6%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Leighton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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