Killen, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Killen, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Killen had a population of 994 as of July 1, 2017. Killen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Killen is located at latitude 34.861 and longitude -87.5293 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Killen (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of Killen (GNIS ID: 2405945) 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 Killen is located within Killen Division of Lauderdale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Killen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Killen, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 994
Population in Households 975
Population in Familes 857
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 491
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $167,213
Average Home Value $231,401


Median Household Income $52,237
Average Household Income $72,588
Per Capita Income $28,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.06%
Households 0.44% 0.1%
Families 1.31% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.

Killen, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Killen to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 307 47th
Population Density1 # 142 76th
Diversity Index2 # 518 11th
Median Household Income # 94 84th
Per Capita Income # 50 92nd

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