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Wadley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Wadley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Randolph County at latitude 33.1234 and longitude -85.5686. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Wadley, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wadley, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wadley indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Wadley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 746
Population in Households 613
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 513
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $82,778
Average Home Value $105,396


Median Household Income $28,262
Average Household Income $38,705
Per Capita Income $14,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% -0.05%
Households -0.1% -0.09%
Families 0.65% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.


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, 2014 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 40th
Population Density1 # 132 77th
Diversity Index2 # 80 86th
Median Household Income # 486 16th
Per Capita Income # 539 7th

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