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The City of Piedmont had a population of 4,815 as of July 1, 2022. Piedmont ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Piedmont is located at latitude 33.9245 and longitude -85.6114 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Piedmont encompass a land area of 9.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Piedmont 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 City of Piedmont is located within Piedmont Division of Calhoun County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Piedmont: Cross Plains, Cross Point, Gross Plains, Gross Point, Hollow Stump, Piedmont Station.

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Piedmont, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 4,815 (100%)
Population in Households 4,786 (99.4%)
Population in Families 3,828 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 490
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $39,983
Average Household Income $55,796
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $23,702
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,528 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 461 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $97,868
Average Home Value $128,158
Housing Affordability Index3 207


Total Households 1,990
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,275
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.26% -0.19%
Households -0.38% -0.16%
Families   -0.20%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   3.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.05%

Piedmont, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piedmont to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 124 79th
Population Density # 143 76th
Median Household Income # 462 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 439 74th
Per Capita Income # 453 24th
Diversity Index # 389 35th

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