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The Town of Powell had a population of 911 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Powell is located at latitude 34.5325 and longitude -85.8979 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Powell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Town of Powell (GNIS ID: 2407153) 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 Powell is located within Rainsville-Sylvania Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Powell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Powell: Powells Crossroads.

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Powell, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 911
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 492
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 743
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 672
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $46,667
Average Household Income $53,934
Per Capita Income $20,972


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $83,667
Average Home Value $129,651


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.65% -0.29%
Households -0.68% -0.32%
Families -0.76% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Powell, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powell to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 322 45th
Population Density # 356 39th
Diversity Index # 402 31st
Median Household Income # 158 73rd
Per Capita Income # 294 49th

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