Leighton, Iowa

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Leighton is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 153 at the 2000 census.


Leighton is located at 41°20′19″N 92°47′12″W / 41.33861°N 92.78667°W / 41.33861; -92.78667 (41.338530, -92.786800)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 153 people, 56 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,004.7 people per square mile (738.4/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 773.0/sq mi (284.8/km²). Everybody in town is white.

There were 56 households out of which nineteen have children under the age of 18 living with them, forty-two are married couples living together, none have a female householder with no husband present, and thirteen are non-families. Thirteen of all households are made up of individuals and nine have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 48 people (27 boys and 21 girls) under the age of 18 and 105 people (54 men and 51 women) aged 18 or over, including nine from 18 to 24, thirty-nine from 25 to 44, thirty-one from 45 to 64, and twenty-six who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,667, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,294. Nobody in town is below the poverty line.


Barnes City‡ | Beacon | Eddyville‡ | Fremont | Keomah Village | Leighton | New Sharon | Oskaloosa | Rose Hill | University Park

Cedar | Hopewell | Indianapolis

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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