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Vandiver, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Vandiver Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shelby County at latitude 33.4589 and longitude -86.5292. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 531 feet.

The formal official name is the Vandiver Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vandiver, Alabama.

The U5 Census Class Code for Vandiver indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Vandiver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,144
Population in Households 1,144
Population in Familes 963
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $121,575
Average Home Value $181,880


Median Household Income $74,801
Average Household Income $97,014
Per Capita Income $39,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.55%
Households 0.3% 0.55%
Families 0.36% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
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.


Vandiver, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vandiver 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 # 287 51st
Population Density1 # 534 8th
Diversity Index2 # 550 5th
Median Household Income # 16 97th
Per Capita Income # 9 99th

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