Vestavia Hills, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Vestavia Hills had a population of 35,433 as of July 1, 2016. Vestavia Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vestavia Hills is located at latitude 33.4625 and longitude -86.7395 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vestavia Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 951 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Vestavia Hills are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Shelby County.

The City of Vestavia Hills (GNIS ID: 2405646) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Vestavia Hills is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vestavia Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vestavia Hills: Vestavia.


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Vestavia Hills, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,433
Population in Households 35,292
Population in Familes 28,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 1,811
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,436
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 9,369
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,243 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,193 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,042 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $347,039
Average Home Value $412,273
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,237
Average Household Income $124,496
Per Capita Income $51,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.61%
Households 0.5% 0.53%
Families 0.16% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Vestavia Hills, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vestavia Hills to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 14 98th
Population Density1 # 10 98th
Diversity Index2 # 386 33rd
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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