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Attalla, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The City of Attalla had a population of 5,735 as of July 1, 2016. Attalla ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Attalla is located at latitude 33.9862 and longitude -86.121 in Etowah County. 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. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The City of Attalla (GNIS ID: 2403130) 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 City of Attalla is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Attalla 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 Attalla: Atale, Atall, Atalla, Attala, Baine, Bainesville, New Town, Newton, The Junction.

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


Total Population 5,735
Population in Households 5,588
Population in Familes 4,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 822
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 2,318
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,461 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $68,459
Average Home Value $84,668


Median Household Income $34,842
Average Household Income $44,269
Per Capita Income $18,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.85% -0.46%
Households -0.83% -0.43%
Families -0.78% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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 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 # 106 82nd
Population Density1 # 66 89th
Diversity Index2 # 248 58th
Median Household Income # 374 36th
Per Capita Income # 424 27th

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