Mosses, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mosses, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Mosses had a population of 945 as of July 1, 2016. Mosses 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 Mosses is located at latitude 32.1888 and longitude -86.6794 in Lowndes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mosses (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lowndes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Town of Mosses (GNIS ID: 2406201) 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 Mosses is located within Mosses Division of Lowndes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mosses 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 Mosses: Moss.

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


Total Population 945
Population in Households 945
Population in Familes 828
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 199
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $52,431
Average Home Value $93,725


Median Household Income $15,753
Average Household Income $28,629
Per Capita Income $10,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.35% -1.24%
Households -1.02% -1.0%
Families -1.1% -1.14%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.35%
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.

Mosses, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mosses 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 # 319 45th
Population Density1 # 343 41st
Diversity Index2 # 457 21st
Median Household Income # 579 0th
Per Capita Income # 578 1st

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