Detroit, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Detroit, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Detroit had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2016. Detroit 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 Detroit is located at latitude 34.0274 and longitude -88.1678 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Detroit (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Town of Detroit (GNIS ID: 2406377) 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 Detroit is located within Sulligent Division of Lamar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Detroit 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 Detroit: Millville.

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


Total Population 238
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $65,179
Average Home Value $78,667


Median Household Income $28,550
Average Household Income $40,686
Per Capita Income $16,984
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.17%
Households 0.48% 0.0%
Families 1.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Detroit, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit 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 # 480 17th
Population Density1 # 365 37th
Diversity Index2 # 480 18th
Median Household Income # 509 12th
Per Capita Income # 493 15th

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