Leighton, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leighton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Leighton had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2015. Leighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leighton is located at latitude 41.3388 and longitude -92.7864 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Leighton (GNIS ID: 2395673) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Leighton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 150
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 138
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,577
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $134,722
Average Home Value $146,429


Median Household Income $61,732
Average Household Income $69,349
Per Capita Income $25,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.46% -0.95%
Households -1.2% -1.0%
Families 0.39% -0.83%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Leighton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leighton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 781 22nd
Population Density1 # 80 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 834 18th
Median Household Income # 217 79th
Per Capita Income # 591 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.