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Semmes, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Semmes had a population of 2,782 as of July 1, 2016. Semmes ranks in the upper 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 Semmes is located at latitude 30.7587 and longitude -88.2231 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the City of Semmes (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 246 feet.

The City of Semmes (GNIS ID: 2680031) 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 ""

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Semmes is located within Mobile Division of Mobile County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Semmes 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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Semmes, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,782
Population in Households 2,775
Population in Familes 2,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 767
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,038
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 792
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 825 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $172,500
Average Home Value $193,788


Median Household Income $46,725
Average Household Income $60,140
Per Capita Income $22,548
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.9%
Households 1.11% 1.02%
Families 1.05% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Semmes, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Semmes 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 # 171 71st
Population Density1 # 72 88th
Diversity Index2 # 216 63rd
Median Household Income # 126 78th
Per Capita Income # 163 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.