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Sumiton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Sumiton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Walker County at latitude 33.7493 and longitude -87.0469. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Sumiton 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 City of Sumiton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sumiton: Democrat.

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


Total Population 2,614
Population in Households 2,601
Population in Familes 2,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 500
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,039
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $187,879
Average Home Value $230,693


Median Household Income $36,435
Average Household Income $46,951
Per Capita Income $18,433
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.87% 0.26%
Households 0.86% 0.15%
Families 1.65% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


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, 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 # 174 70th
Population Density1 # 139 76th
Diversity Index2 # 509 12th
Median Household Income # 311 46th
Per Capita Income # 336 42nd

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