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Gurley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Gurley had a population of 820 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gurley is located at latitude 34.7025 and longitude -86.3743 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gurley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Town of Gurley (GNIS ID: 2406631) 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 Gurley is located within Gurley Division of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gurley 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 Gurley: Gurleysville.

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


Total Population 820
Population in Households 820
Population in Familes 679
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 233
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 329
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $175,129


Median Household Income $36,581
Average Household Income $51,349
Per Capita Income $21,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.44%
Households 0.44% 0.54%
Families 0.59% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Gurley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gurley 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 # 338 42nd
Population Density1 # 297 49th
Diversity Index2 # 232 61st
Median Household Income # 321 45th
Per Capita Income # 244 58th

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