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Population in 2012: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 

Males: 87  (53.9%)
Females: 76  (46.1%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50143

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,340 (it was $46,667 in 2000)
Leighton:

$47,340
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,114

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,528 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Leighton:

$123,528
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,029; Detached houses: $116,029

Median gross rent in 2012: $317.

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  • White alone - 161 (99.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leighton: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (31.1%), German (23.4%), Irish (17.4%), English (4.7%), United States (3.3%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/21/1909

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,136 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Leighton:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leighton city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 1.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Leighton, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Leighton to the number of sex offenders is 41 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,025 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $991 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (46.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (167.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (266.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beacon, IA (2.6 miles ), Harvey, IA (2.7 miles ), Oskaloosa, IA (2.8 miles ), Pella, IA (2.9 miles ), University Park, IA (3.1 miles ), Bussey, IA (3.2 miles ), New Sharon, IA (3.4 miles ), Hamilton, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 41.34 N, Longitude: 92.79 W

Area code: 641

Leighton household income distribution Leighton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+13.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (10%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Leighton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Leighton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 32.9 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mahaska County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Leighton:

  • CRYSTAL HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • GEORGIAN COURT OF OSKALOOSA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • SIESTA PARK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OSKALOOSA, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Leighton, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leighton:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 29 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 51 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 66 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Iowa (about 69 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 71 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 80 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Churches in Leighton include: Leighton Christian Reformed Church (A), Ebenezer Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.6%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Leighton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with branches in Leighton (2011 data):

  • Leighton State Bank: Leighton Branch at 225 Otley Street, branch established on 1997/10/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $104.9 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, headquarters in Pella, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Leighton Investment Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Leighton travel time to work - commute


Leighton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)

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Religion statistics for Leighton city (based on Mahaska County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.03%
Here48.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents21.1%13.4%11.9%10.0%8.6%
Congregations17.5%12.5%2.5%2.5%5.0%
NameReformed Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents8.3%6.3%3.4%2.7%14.2%
Congregations5.0%5.0%2.5%2.5%45.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mahaska County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mahaska County:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$153
Totals for Government 0$0 1$153

Leighton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($153.37)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($92.02)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($36.81)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($24.54)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($18.40)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($18.40)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($6.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.13)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $3,000 ($18.40)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($12.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($122.70)

Leighton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($24.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($30.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($67.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($153.37)
    Highways: $12,000 ($73.62)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.40)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($85.89)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($55.21)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.13)

Leighton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $188,000 ($1153.37)

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wapello County, IA  0.78% ($29,194 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.58% ($33,130)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.41% ($30,303)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, IA  0.66% ($36,887 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.60% ($39,354)
to Wapello County, IA  0.56% ($32,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leighton:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOE (740 AM; 0 kW; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leighton:

  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIGC (88.7 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: WILLIAM PENN COLLEGE)
  • KCUI (89.1 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Leighton:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Amundson, East Of 1545 Hwy 163 (Lat: 41.357500 Lon: -92.764806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 2027757960, Jtroup@arterhadden.Com, 1801 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 400K
  • Janean K Amundson, East Of 1545 Hwy 163 (Lat: 41.357500 Lon: -92.764806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 2027757960, Jtroup@arterhadden.Com, 1801 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 400K

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0MOS
    Grant Date: 05/10/1994, Expiration Date: 05/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2006
    Registrant: Daniel E Graham, 1787 205th St, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: KV0E, Previous Call Sign: KI0DS, Licensee ID: L00114511
    Grant Date: 03/11/1999, Expiration Date: 03/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2000
    Registrant: Kevin E Vermeer, 221 Carss St Box 74, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: WB0AQW, Licensee ID: L01436336
    Grant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 05/25/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2013, Certifier: Jacob W Kroes
    Registrant: Jacob W Kroes, 406 Otley St, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: NN0C, Previous Call Sign: KV0E, Licensee ID: L00114511
    Grant Date: 07/28/2000, Expiration Date: 07/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2001, Certifier: Kevin E Vermeer
    Registrant: Kevin E Vermeer, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: KC0TVD, Licensee ID: L00978626
    Grant Date: 02/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/15/2015, Certifier: Chris J Goodman
    Registrant: Chris J Goodman Mr, 1228 205th St, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: KD0NJR, Licensee ID: L01613391
    Grant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021, Certifier: Matthew A Nunnikhoven
    Registrant: Matthew A Nunnikhoven, 404 Otley St, Leighton, IA 50143
  • Call Sign: KR0ES, Previous Call Sign: WB0AQW, Licensee ID: L01436336
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2023, Certifier: Jacob W Kroes
    Registrant: Jacob W Kroes, 406 Otley St, Leighton, IA 50143

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH F35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5079B , Serial Number: D-4373, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Scott T Adair, 2556 Carbon Trl, Leighton, IA 50143


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