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Ariton, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ariton had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ariton is located at latitude 31.5978 and longitude -85.7131 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ariton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Town of Ariton (GNIS ID: 2405166) 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 Ariton is located within Ozark Division of Dale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ariton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ariton: Charleston, Charlton, Deans Station, Weed.

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Ariton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 733
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 642
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $95,763
Average Home Value $137,000


Median Household Income $34,570
Average Household Income $49,507
Per Capita Income $18,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.66% -0.41%
Households -0.74% -0.45%
Families -0.39% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Ariton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ariton 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 # 358 38th
Population Density1 # 404 31st
Diversity Index2 # 244 58th
Median Household Income # 378 35th
Per Capita Income # 389 33rd

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