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Thorsby, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Thorsby is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chilton County at latitude 32.9182 and longitude -86.7196. Chilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Thorsby, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thorsby, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thorsby indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Thorsby (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thorsby: Strasburg, Strasburgh.

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Thorsby, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,995
Population in Households 1,980
Population in Familes 1,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $104,496
Average Home Value $126,298


Median Household Income $48,180
Average Household Income $55,865
Per Capita Income $20,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.17%
Households 0.13% 0.16%
Families -0.04% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.


Thorsby, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thorsby to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 214 63rd
Population Density1 # 191 67th
Diversity Index2 # 258 56th
Median Household Income # 103 82nd
Per Capita Income # 205 65th

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