Pickens County AL Information


Pickens County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,455
Population in Households 19,235
Population in Familes 16,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,220
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 8,071
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,009 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,062 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,510 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $80,870
Average Home Value $101,286


Median Household Income $32,125
Average Household Income $45,133
Per Capita Income $18,934
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% -0.29%
Households 0.12% -0.15%
Families -0.04% -0.25%
Median Household Income   -1.43%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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.


Pickens County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pickens County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 47 31st
Population Density1 # 50 27th
Diversity Index2 # 7 90th
Median Household Income # 53 22nd
Per Capita Income # 48 30th

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