West Blocton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Blocton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of West Blocton had a population of 1,215 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Blocton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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West Blocton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,215
Daytime Population: Workers 273
Daytime Population: Residents 802
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,214
Population in Familes 1,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 253
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,127
Average Household Income $64,746
Per Capita Income $24,305


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $127,546


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 355
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 -0.28% -0.28%
Households -0.22% -0.21%
Families 0.56% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 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 # 282 52nd
Population Density # 278 52nd
Diversity Index # 443 24th
Median Household Income # 95 84th
Per Capita Income # 140 76th

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