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Heath, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Heath had a population of 257 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Heath is located at latitude 31.3448 and longitude -86.469 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Heath (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Heath (GNIS ID: 2405811) 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 Heath is located within Andalusia Division of Covington County.

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


Total Population 257
Population in Households 257
Population in Familes 203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 289
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $130,263
Average Home Value $168,151


Median Household Income $38,499
Average Household Income $54,913
Per Capita Income $23,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.08%
Households 0.31% 0.19%
Families 0.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Heath, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heath 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 # 476 18th
Population Density1 # 247 57th
Diversity Index2 # 230 60th
Median Household Income # 260 55th
Per Capita Income # 120 79th

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