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The Town of West Blocton had a population of 1,230 as of July 1, 2021. 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 -87.125 in Bibb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Blocton 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 1,230 (100%)
Population in Households 1,230 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,049 (85.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 256
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $43,159
Average Household Income $59,208
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,274
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 382 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $117,333
Average Home Value $141,492
Housing Affordability Index3 243


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 359
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.07% -0.08%
Households -0.02% -0.04%
Families 0.46% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

West Blocton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Blocton to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 288 51st
Population Density # 276 53rd
Median Household Income # 318 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 389 66th
Per Capita Income # 367 38th
Diversity Index # 454 23rd

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