West Blocton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Blocton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of West Blocton had a population of 1,295 as of July 1, 2016. West Blocton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Blocton is located at latitude 33.1182 and longitude -87.1252 in Bibb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Blocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bibb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Town of West Blocton (GNIS ID: 2406861) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of West Blocton is located within West Blocton Division of Bibb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Blocton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Blocton: Blockton, Blocton, Suttleton, Suttletown.

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West Blocton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,295
Population in Households 1,294
Population in Familes 1,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 270
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $93,347
Average Home Value $122,337


Median Household Income $50,204
Average Household Income $61,355
Per Capita Income $22,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.41%
Households 0.7% 0.35%
Families 1.7% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Blocton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Blocton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 274 53rd
Population Density1 # 265 54th
Diversity Index2 # 448 23rd
Median Household Income # 97 83rd
Per Capita Income # 148 75th

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