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Steele, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Steele is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Clair County at latitude 33.9414 and longitude -86.1921. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 581 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Steele 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 Steele (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Steele: Steeles Depot, Steels Depot, Steels Station.

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


Total Population 1,072
Population in Households 1,072
Population in Familes 912
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 367 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $91,047
Average Home Value $110,150


Median Household Income $41,092
Average Household Income $52,050
Per Capita Income $21,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.77%
Households 0.86% 0.83%
Families 0.98% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.

Steele, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steele 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 # 293 49th
Population Density1 # 387 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 418 28th
Median Household Income # 193 67th
Per Capita Income # 165 72nd

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