Sterrett, Alabama - Basic Facts

Sterrett is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Sterrett Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shelby County at latitude 33.4487 and longitude -86.48. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 518 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Sterrett Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 22.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 725
Population in Households 724
Population in Familes 612
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $120,614
Average Home Value $169,402


Median Household Income $53,619
Average Household Income $69,372
Per Capita Income $29,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.43% 0.71%
Households 0.56% 0.85%
Families 0.55% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.

Sterrett, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sterrett 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 356 39th
Population Density1 # 564 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 525 10th
Median Household Income # 57 90th
Per Capita Income # 42 93rd

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