Silas, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Silas, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Silas had a population of 459 as of July 1, 2016. Silas ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Silas is located at latitude 31.7678 and longitude -88.3259 in Choctaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Silas (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Choctaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Town of Silas (GNIS ID: 2407336) 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 Silas is located within Silas Division of Choctaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silas 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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Silas, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 459
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 394
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $52,027
Average Home Value $84,172
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,672
Average Household Income $44,499
Per Capita Income $18,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% -0.31%
Households 0.73% 0.0%
Families 0.7% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Silas, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silas 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 # 416 28th
Population Density1 # 487 16th
Diversity Index2 # 118 80th
Median Household Income # 402 31st
Per Capita Income # 399 31st

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