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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C-
Leighton is a town in Alabama with a population of 990. Leighton is in Colbert County. Living in Leighton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Leighton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Leighton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$480
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    426.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    142.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,276
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,418.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    426.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Leighton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,137
National
$55,322
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Leighton Reviews

1 review
The city of Leighton needs some work. Everything is rundown and in poor condition. The neighborhoods don't seem very safe and aren't kept up. There are houses with 10+ dogs in the backyard, with a box as a house. I really wish this town was kept up and that the people here weren't as rude as they are because this could be an amazing town to live in.
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