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Locust Fork, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Locust Fork had a population of 1,220 as of July 1, 2020. Locust Fork 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 Locust Fork is located at latitude 33.9076 and longitude -86.6153 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Locust Fork encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Blount County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Town of Locust Fork (GNIS ID: 2406036) 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 Locust Fork is located within Locust Fork Division of Blount County.


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Locust Fork, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,220 (100%)
Population in Households 1,220 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,060 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 316
Diversity Index2 14
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,061
Average Household Income $53,790
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $20,255
Wealth Index5 44
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $132,986
Average Home Value $181,061
Housing Affordability Index3 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.28% 0.31%
Households 0.27% 0.27%
Families -0.14% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.22%

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Locust Fork, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Locust Fork to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 289 51st
Population Density # 230 61st
Median Household Income # 279 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 200 34th
Per Capita Income # 416 29th
Diversity Index # 523 11th

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