Penton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Penton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Penton Census Designated Place had a population of 191 as of July 1, 2016. Penton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Penton is located at latitude 33.0098 and longitude -85.4748 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the Penton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Penton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582693) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Penton Census Designated Place is located within Milltown Division of Chambers County.

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

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


Total Population 191
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $115,152


Median Household Income $27,571
Average Household Income $33,885
Per Capita Income $14,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.53%
Households -0.59% -0.25%
Families 2.29% -0.77%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.

Penton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penton 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 # 515 11th
Population Density1 # 574 1st
Diversity Index2 # 148 74th
Median Household Income # 522 10th
Per Capita Income # 558 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.