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Creola, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Creola had a population of 1,913 as of July 1, 2016. Creola ranks in the upper 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 Creola is located at latitude 30.8743 and longitude -88.0094 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the City of Creola (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.92 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Creola (GNIS ID: 2404149) 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 City of Creola is located within Mobile Division of Mobile County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,913
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 695
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 503
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 506 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $123,282
Average Home Value $180,583


Median Household Income $37,610
Average Household Income $51,460
Per Capita Income $19,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.01%
Households 0.07% 0.09%
Families -0.5% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Creola, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creola 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 # 227 61st
Population Density1 # 416 28th
Diversity Index2 # 129 78th
Median Household Income # 285 51st
Per Capita Income # 328 44th

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