Grayson Valley, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grayson Valley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Grayson Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 5,863 as of July 1, 2016. Grayson Valley ranks in the upper 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 Grayson Valley is located at latitude 33.647 and longitude -86.6413 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Grayson Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Grayson Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402547) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Grayson Valley Census Designated Place is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grayson Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,863
Population in Households 5,852
Population in Familes 4,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 2,935
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 2,434
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,715
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,990 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $131,133
Average Home Value $149,410


Median Household Income $52,810
Average Household Income $66,709
Per Capita Income $25,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.43%
Households 0.4% 0.42%
Families 1.2% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Grayson Valley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grayson Valley 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 # 104 82nd
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 130 77th
Median Household Income # 70 88th
Per Capita Income # 68 88th

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