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Colony town, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Colony had a population of 276 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Colony town is located at latitude 33.9412 and longitude -86.9019 in Cullman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colony (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Town of Colony (GNIS ID: 2406297) 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 Colony is located within Bremen Division of Cullman County.

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


Total Population 276
Population in Households 276
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $82,692
Average Home Value $123,438


Median Household Income $31,324
Average Household Income $42,538
Per Capita Income $16,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.5%
Households 0.42% 0.52%
Families 0.79% 0.48%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Colony town, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colony town 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 # 470 19th
Population Density1 # 433 26th
Diversity Index2 # 192 67th
Median Household Income # 454 22nd
Per Capita Income # 495 15th

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