Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36856: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 73
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,422
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Russell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.34, Longitude -85.02
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,601
Daytime Population: Workers 367
Daytime Population: Residents 3,887
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,254
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 6,600
Population in Familes 5,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 120
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $53,757
Average Household Income $62,919
Per Capita Income $21,544


Total Housing Units 2,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,689 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $196,761
Average Home Value $196,892


Total Households 2,260
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,721
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 7.58% 3.42%
Households 7.69% 3.39%
Families 7.38% 3.25%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36856 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 242 61st
Population Density # 227 63rd
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 89 86th
Per Capita Income # 308 50th

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