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Heflin, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Heflin had a population of 3,496 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Heflin is located at latitude 33.6474 and longitude -85.5693 in Cleburne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Heflin (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Cleburne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Heflin (GNIS ID: 2404675) 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 Heflin is located within Heflin Division of Cleburne County.

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

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


Total Population 3,496
Daytime Population: Workers 1,245
Daytime Population: Residents 2,239
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,350
Population in Familes 2,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 217
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $32,453
Average Household Income $46,965
Per Capita Income $19,424


Total Housing Units 1,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 910 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $122,531
Average Home Value $142,033


Total Households 1,393
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 933
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 0.06% 0.1%
Households 0.09% 0.11%
Families 0.12% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Heflin, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heflin 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 # 149 74th
Population Density # 318 45th
Diversity Index # 408 30th
Median Household Income # 459 21st
Per Capita Income # 387 33rd

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