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The Panola Census Designated Place had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Panola is located at latitude 32.9468 and longitude -88.2623 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the Panola Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Panola Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628601) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Panola Census Designated Place is located within Panola-Geiger Division of Sumter County.

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

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


Total Population 151
Population in Households 151
Population in Familes 123
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $61,842
Average Home Value $85,204


Median Household Income $28,639
Average Household Income $42,408
Per Capita Income $16,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.26%
Households 0.82% 0.33%
Families 0.89% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Panola, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panola 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 # 535 8th
Population Density1 # 335 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 277 52nd
Median Household Income # 508 13th
Per Capita Income # 494 15th

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