Silas, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Silas, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Silas had a population of 441 as of July 1, 2018. Silas ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Silas is located at latitude 31.7654 and longitude -88.3292 in Choctaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Silas encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Choctaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Town of Silas (GNIS ID: 2407336) 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 Silas is located within Silas Division of Choctaw County.

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


Total Population 441
Population in Households 441
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 85
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $34,032
Average Household Income $46,311
Per Capita Income $19,034


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $111,851


Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 132
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 -0.3% -0.69%
Households -0.06% -0.53%
Families -0.18% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Silas, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silas 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 # 416 28th
Population Density # 487 16th
Diversity Index # 120 79th
Median Household Income # 431 26th
Per Capita Income # 450 23rd

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