Walnut Grove, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walnut Grove, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Walnut Grove had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2016. Walnut Grove ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Walnut Grove is located at latitude 34.0646 and longitude -86.2872 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walnut Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Town of Walnut Grove (GNIS ID: 2406827) 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 Walnut Grove is located within Altoona Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut Grove 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 Walnut Grove: Cornelia, Cornelius, Thomas Crossroads, Walnutgrove.

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


Total Population 739
Population in Households 718
Population in Familes 607
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 147
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $88,672
Average Home Value $105,095


Median Household Income $33,498
Average Household Income $43,258
Per Capita Income $18,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.3%
Households 0.98% 0.39%
Families 1.02% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -1.41%
Per Capita Income   0.24%
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.

Walnut Grove, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Grove 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 # 355 39th
Population Density1 # 402 31st
Diversity Index2 # 543 7th
Median Household Income # 407 30th
Per Capita Income # 436 25th

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