Sumiton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sumiton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Sumiton had a population of 2,628 as of July 1, 2015. Sumiton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sumiton is located at latitude 33.7493 and longitude -87.0469 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumiton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Sumiton 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sumiton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sumiton: Democrat.

City of Sumiton, AL Boundary Map

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Sumiton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,628
Population in Households 2,616
Population in Familes 2,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 503
Diversity Index2 14
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,043
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $176,842
Average Home Value $221,397
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,309
Average Household Income $48,671
Per Capita Income $19,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.42%
Households 0.77% 0.32%
Families 1.28% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

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Sumiton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumiton to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 173 70th
Population Density1 # 137 76th
Diversity Index2 # 499 14th
Median Household Income # 330 43rd
Per Capita Income # 335 42nd

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