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Attalla, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Attalla is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Etowah County at latitude 33.9862 and longitude -86.121. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Attalla, but most people and references simply refer to it as Attalla, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Attalla indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Attalla (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Attalla: Atale, Atall, Atalla, Attala, Baine, Bainesville, New Town, Newton, The Junction.

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Attalla, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,898
Population in Households 5,750
Population in Familes 4,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density1 845
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,387
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,604
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,522 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $112,537
Average Home Value $134,467


Median Household Income $31,647
Average Household Income $41,349
Per Capita Income $16,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.59% -0.29%
Households -0.53% -0.29%
Families -0.33% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


Attalla, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Attalla to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 103 82nd
Population Density1 # 64 89th
Diversity Index2 # 239 59th
Median Household Income # 410 29th
Per Capita Income # 447 23rd

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