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The Town of Gaylesville had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2021. Gaylesville 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 Gaylesville is located at latitude 34.2684 and longitude -85.5569 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaylesville encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Town of Gaylesville 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 Gaylesville is located within Cedar Bluff-Gaylesville Division of Cherokee County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaylesville: Galesville, Sulphur Springs.

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


Total Population 150 (100%)
Population in Households 150 (100.0%)
Population in Families 128 (85.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 438
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $39,080
Average Household Income $55,846
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $22,663
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $128,571
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 41
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 0.36% 0.13%
Households 0.48% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   0.4%

Gaylesville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaylesville 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 # 544 8th
Population Density # 173 71st
Median Household Income # 411 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 25 4th
Per Capita Income # 350 40th
Diversity Index # 573 2nd

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