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The Penton CDP(1) had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2022. Penton ranks in the lower 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 Penton is located at latitude 33.0065 and longitude -85.4655 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the Penton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Penton Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Penton Census Designated Place is located within Milltown Division of Chambers County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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


Total Population 160 (100%)
Population in Households 160 (100.0%)
Population in Families 130 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 18
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $34,133
Average Household Income $47,839
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $20,402
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $170,313
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 48
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 -0.82% -0.51%
Households -0.59% -0.55%
Families   -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.50%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.31%

Penton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penton 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 # 533 10th
Population Density # 589 1st
Median Household Income # 536 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 191 32nd
Per Capita Income # 539 9th
Diversity Index # 263 56th

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