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Sheffield, Alabama - Basic Facts

Sheffield is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Sheffield.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Colbert County at latitude 34.7651 and longitude -87.6986. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sheffield (see map) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheffield: York Bluff.

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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, 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 # 72 88th
Population Density1 # 23 96th
Diversity Index2 # 143 75th
Median Household Income # 420 28th
Per Capita Income # 282 51st

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 9,057
Population in Households 9,051
Population in Familes 7,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,422
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,087
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,452
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,434 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,653 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 746 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $105,959
Average Home Value $130,700
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,249
Average Household Income $42,820
Per Capita Income $19,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.05% 0.09%
Households 0.19% 0.11%
Families 0.3% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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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