Sipsey, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sipsey, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sipsey had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2016. Sipsey 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 Sipsey is located at latitude 33.8221 and longitude -87.0829 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sipsey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Town of Sipsey (GNIS ID: 2407346) 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 Town of Sipsey is located within Sipsey Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sipsey 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 Sipsey: Janeburg, Janeburgh.

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 949
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $48,551
Average Home Value $72,575


Median Household Income $35,874
Average Household Income $46,234
Per Capita Income $17,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.09%
Households 0.84% 0.11%
Families 1.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Sipsey, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sipsey 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 # 417 28th
Population Density1 # 49 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 187 68th
Median Household Income # 344 41st
Per Capita Income # 462 21st

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