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Welcome to Leighton ...

The city of Leighton is located in Mahaska County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leighton has a population of 158 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Leighton.

Leighton is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Leighton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Leighton is within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Leighton: 50143<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leighton had an population of 158 people. This is a decrease of 2.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leighton had a population of 162 people. This makes Leighton the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 162 people, the population of Leighton increased 5.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 153 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leighton.

Communities Also Named Leighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Leighton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico (2) and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leighton.

Communities near Leighton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leighton.

  • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County]
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    • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Leighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oskaloosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oskaloosa<6>
  • Pella [Marion County]
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    • Pella [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Leighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pella<6>
  • Knoxville [Marion County]
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    • Knoxville [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Leighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<6>
  • New Sharon [Mahaska County]
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    • New Sharon [Mahaska County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Leighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,286 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sharon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sharon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eddyville [Wapello County]
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      • Eddyville [Wapello County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddyville<6>
    • Sully [Jasper County]
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      • Sully [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sully<6>
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
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      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovilia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovilia<6>
    • Beacon [Mahaska County]
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      • Beacon [Mahaska County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
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    • University Park [Mahaska County]
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      • University Park [Mahaska County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park
    • Bussey [Marion County]
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      • Bussey [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Leighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leighton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leighton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leighton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leighton. See our Newspapers Page for Leighton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leighton ...

Looking for more information about Leighton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leighton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leighton.

Adding Leighton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Leighton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Leighton was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Leighton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leighton on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leighton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Mahaska, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leighton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Leighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leighton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leighton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leighton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeightonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3390, Longitude: -92.7861    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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