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The Town of Hayden had a population of 1,278 as of July 1, 2021. Hayden 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 Hayden is located at latitude 33.8926 and longitude -86.7578 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hayden encompass a land area of 4.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blount County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Town of Hayden 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 Hayden is located within Hayden Division of Blount County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hayden: Rockland.

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Hayden, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,278 (100%)
Population in Households 1,275 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,135 (88.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 319
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $63,273
Average Household Income $75,619
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,674
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $166,600
Average Home Value $178,474
Housing Affordability Index3 250


Total Households 504
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 393
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 0.67% 0.68%
Households 0.64% 0.67%
Families 0.98% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%

Hayden, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayden 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 # 285 52nd
Population Density # 229 61st
Median Household Income # 70 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 420 72nd
Per Capita Income # 160 73rd
Diversity Index # 546 7th

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