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The City of Southside had a population of 8,568 as of July 1, 2017. Southside 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 Southside is located at latitude 33.8908 and longitude -86.018 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southside (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Southside are located in Etowah County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Calhoun County.

The City of Southside (GNIS ID: 2405499) 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 City of Southside is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southside: Smoke Neck.

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Southside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,568
Daytime Population: Workers 906
Daytime Population: Residents 4,593
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,499
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 8,550
Population in Familes 7,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 451
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $72,828
Average Household Income $85,985
Per Capita Income $33,357


Total Housing Units 3,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,913 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $170,565
Average Home Value $202,437


Total Households 3,305
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,555
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% -0.04%
Households 0.33% 0.01%
Families 0.17% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Southside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southside to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 79 87th
Population Density # 169 71st
Diversity Index # 544 7th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 31 95th

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