West Blocton, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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West Blocton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of West Blocton had a population of 1,227 as of July 1, 2018. West Blocton ranks in 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 West Blocton is located at latitude 33.1182 and longitude -87.1252 in Bibb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Blocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bibb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Town of West Blocton (GNIS ID: 2406861) 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 West Blocton is located within West Blocton Division of Bibb County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Blocton: Blockton, Blocton, Suttleton, Suttletown.

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West Blocton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,227
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 1,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $51,555
Average Household Income $66,118
Per Capita Income $24,885


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $106,090
Average Home Value $133,090


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 359
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.2%
Households -0.02% -0.08%
Families 0.63% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

West Blocton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Blocton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 281 52nd
Population Density # 278 52nd
Diversity Index # 448 23rd
Median Household Income # 109 81st
Per Capita Income # 145 75th

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