Tuscumbia, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tuscumbia, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Tuscumbia had a population of 8,644 as of July 1, 2017. Tuscumbia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tuscumbia is located at latitude 34.7185 and longitude -87.7026 in Colbert County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tuscumbia (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 469 feet.

The City of Tuscumbia (GNIS ID: 2405616) 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 Tuscumbia is located within Tri-Cities Division of Colbert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tuscumbia 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 Tuscumbia: Big Spring, Cold Water, Deshlar Cross Roads, Ococoposa, Ococoposo, Ocoposa, Oka Kapassa.

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


Total Population 8,644
Daytime Population: Workers 3,518
Daytime Population: Residents 5,496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 8,414
Population in Familes 6,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density2 938
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $32,361
Average Household Income $47,253
Per Capita Income $21,231


Total Housing Units 4,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,265 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,551 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $96,590
Average Home Value $129,327


Total Households 3,816
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,325
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 0.2% 0.26%
Households 0.28% 0.31%
Families 0.1% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Tuscumbia, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuscumbia 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 # 78 87th
Population Density # 49 92nd
Diversity Index # 230 61st
Median Household Income # 461 21st
Per Capita Income # 282 52nd

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