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The Town of Brilliant had a population of 876 as of July 1, 2016. Brilliant ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Brilliant is located at latitude 34.0254 and longitude -87.7691 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brilliant (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Town of Brilliant (GNIS ID: 2405321) 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 Brilliant is located within Brilliant Division of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brilliant 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 Brilliant: Boston.

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


Total Population 876
Population in Households 868
Population in Familes 700
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 407
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $65,294
Average Home Value $86,223


Median Household Income $30,349
Average Household Income $39,662
Per Capita Income $17,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.3%
Households -0.39% -0.25%
Families 0.19% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Brilliant, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brilliant 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 # 329 43rd
Population Density1 # 499 14th
Diversity Index2 # 569 2nd
Median Household Income # 468 19th
Per Capita Income # 473 19th

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