McDonald Chapel, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McDonald Chapel, Alabama - Basic Facts

The McDonald Chapel Census Designated Place had a population of 696 as of July 1, 2016. McDonald Chapel 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 McDonald Chapel is located at latitude 33.5186 and longitude -86.9385 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the McDonald Chapel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The McDonald Chapel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403268) 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 McDonald Chapel Census Designated Place is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McDonald Chapel 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 McDonald Chapel: McDonald, McDonalds Chapel.

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


Total Population 696
Population in Households 696
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 646
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $70,455
Average Home Value $98,009


Median Household Income $34,742
Average Household Income $46,086
Per Capita Income $19,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.14%
Households -0.42% -0.13%
Families -0.34% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

McDonald Chapel, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDonald Chapel 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 # 364 37th
Population Density1 # 91 84th
Diversity Index2 # 44 93rd
Median Household Income # 376 35th
Per Capita Income # 323 44th

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