kids encyclopedia robot

Leighton, Iowa facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Leighton, Iowa
Location of Leighton, Iowa
Location of Leighton, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Mahaska
Incorporated September 21, 1909
Area
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
774 ft (236 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 158
 • Density 1,698.92/sq mi (658.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50143
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-44310
GNIS feature ID 0458280

Leighton is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 158 in the 2020 census, an increase from 153 in the 2000 census.

Geography

Leighton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.338530, -92.786800.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 145
1920 130
1930 115 −11.5%
1940 128 11.3%
1950 118 −7.8%
1960 167 41.5%
1970 140 −16.2%
1980 137 −2.1%
1990 142 3.6%
2000 153 7.7%
2010 162 5.9%
2020 158 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 162 people, 65 households, and 48 families living in the city. The population density was 1,620.0 inhabitants per square mile (625.5/km2). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 650.0 per square mile (251.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% from two or more races. Of the 65 households, 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person, and 12.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age was 42 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

Notable people

  • Jim Van Engelenhoven, Iowa State Representative
kids search engine
Leighton, Iowa Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.