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Thorsby, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Thorsby had a population of 2,016 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thorsby is located at latitude 32.9182 and longitude -86.7196 in Chilton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thorsby (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Town of Thorsby (GNIS ID: 2406731) 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 Thorsby is located within Jemison Division of Chilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thorsby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thorsby: Strasburg, Strasburgh.

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Thorsby, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,016
Daytime Population: Workers 576
Daytime Population: Residents 1,090
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,001
Population in Familes 1,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $54,857
Average Household Income $63,999
Per Capita Income $23,524


Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $141,886
Average Home Value $164,580


Total Households 745
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 573
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.28%
Households 0.22% 0.21%
Families 0.0% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Thorsby, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thorsby to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 217 63rd
Population Density # 189 68th
Diversity Index # 296 49th
Median Household Income # 69 88th
Per Capita Income # 167 71st

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