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Clanton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Clanton had a population of 8,895 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Clanton is located at latitude 32.8387 and longitude -86.6294 in Chilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clanton encompass a land area of 21.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Chilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Clanton (GNIS ID: 2404052) 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 Clanton is located within Clanton Division of Chilton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clanton: Goose Pond, Pond.

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Clanton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,895
Population in Households 8,573
Population in Familes 6,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $40,453
Average Household Income $57,225
Per Capita Income $23,035


Total Housing Units 3,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,329 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,165 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 483 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $119,415
Average Home Value $155,764


Total Households 3,494
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,274
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.34%
Households 0.27% 0.29%
Families 0.14% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Clanton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clanton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 77 87th
Population Density # 186 68th
Diversity Index # 153 74th
Median Household Income # 269 54th
Per Capita Income # 227 61st

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