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Welcome to Leighton ...
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.
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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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022