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Langston, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Langston had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2016. Langston 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 Langston is located at latitude 34.5451 and longitude -86.0934 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Langston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.93 sq. miles and a water area of 3.32 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Langston (GNIS ID: 2405985) 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 Langston is located within Section Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Langston 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 Langston: Coffee Settlement, Coffee Town.

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


Total Population 283
Population in Households 283
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (49.6%)
Median Home Value $95,238
Average Home Value $129,250


Median Household Income $39,470
Average Household Income $52,171
Per Capita Income $21,405
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.56%
Households 0.7% 0.5%
Families -0.19% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Langston, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Langston 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 # 465 20th
Population Density1 # 534 8th
Diversity Index2 # 478 18th
Median Household Income # 238 59th
Per Capita Income # 224 62nd

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