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The Town of Sand Rock had a population of 574 as of July 1, 2022. Sand Rock 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 Sand Rock is located at latitude 34.2429 and longitude -85.7686 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sand Rock encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The Town of Sand Rock 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 Sand Rock is located within Leesburg Division of Cherokee County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sand Rock: Hoges Crossroads, Sandrock.

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


Total Population 574 (100%)
Population in Households 574 (100.0%)
Population in Families 493 (85.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 113
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $55,622
Average Household Income $68,047
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $26,672
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $147,368
Average Home Value $154,484
Housing Affordability Index3 198


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 171
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 -1.29% -0.49%
Households -1.13% -0.35%
Families   -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.33%

Sand Rock, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand Rock 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 # 391 34th
Population Density # 441 26th
Median Household Income # 182 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 411 69th
Per Capita Income # 336 44th
Diversity Index # 521 12th

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