Wadley, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wadley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Wadley had a population of 747 as of July 1, 2015. Wadley ranks in the upper 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 Wadley is located at latitude 33.1234 and longitude -85.5686 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wadley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Town of Wadley (GNIS ID: 2406813) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wadley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Wadley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 747
Population in Households 614
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 513
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $73,000
Average Home Value $92,831


Median Household Income $28,247
Average Household Income $39,114
Per Capita Income $14,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.05%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families 0.4% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

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Wadley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadley to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 350 39th
Population Density1 # 134 77th
Diversity Index2 # 79 87th
Median Household Income # 496 14th
Per Capita Income # 545 6th

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