Shorter, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shorter, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Shorter had a population of 445 as of July 1, 2016. Shorter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shorter is located at latitude 32.4115 and longitude -85.9728 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shorter (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Town of Shorter (GNIS ID: 2407329) 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 Shorter is located within Shorter-Hardaway Division of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shorter 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 Shorter: Shorters Depot.

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


Total Population 445
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $94,186
Average Home Value $163,806


Median Household Income $39,267
Average Household Income $50,786
Per Capita Income $19,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.01% -1.43%
Households -0.65% -1.22%
Families -0.77% -1.35%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Shorter, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shorter 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 # 419 28th
Population Density1 # 475 18th
Diversity Index2 # 257 56th
Median Household Income # 246 58th
Per Capita Income # 310 47th

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