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The Town of Mentone had a population of 370 as of July 1, 2016. Mentone ranks in the lower 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 Mentone is located at latitude 34.5632 and longitude -85.5897 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mentone (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The Town of Mentone (GNIS ID: 2406147) 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 Mentone is located within Valley Head-Mentone Division of DeKalb County.

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


Total Population 370
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 79
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (55.8%)
Median Home Value $139,516
Average Home Value $161,691


Median Household Income $32,990
Average Household Income $45,871
Per Capita Income $19,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.43%
Households 0.38% 0.35%
Families 0.88% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Mentone, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mentone 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 # 433 26th
Population Density1 # 504 13th
Diversity Index2 # 527 9th
Median Household Income # 419 28th
Per Capita Income # 333 43rd

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