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Sheffield, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Sheffield had a population of 9,061 as of July 1, 2015. Sheffield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sheffield is located at latitude 34.7555 and longitude -87.7013 in Colbert County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheffield (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The City of Sheffield (GNIS ID: 2405452) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheffield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheffield: York Bluff.

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Sheffield, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,061
Population in Households 9,055
Population in Familes 6,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,423
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 4,096
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,419 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,677 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $109,573
Average Home Value $135,517


Median Household Income $34,286
Average Household Income $45,976
Per Capita Income $20,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.06%
Households 0.19% 0.11%
Families 0.06% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

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Sheffield, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheffield to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 72 88th
Population Density1 # 23 96th
Diversity Index2 # 131 77th
Median Household Income # 377 35th
Per Capita Income # 239 59th

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