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Goodwater, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Goodwater had a population of 1,401 as of July 1, 2017. Goodwater ranks in 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 Goodwater is located at latitude 33.0608 and longitude -86.0523 in Coosa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Goodwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Coosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Goodwater (GNIS ID: 2406589) 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 Goodwater is located within Goodwater-Kellyton Division of Coosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goodwater 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 Goodwater: Adkins Gap, Good Water.

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


Total Population 1,401
Daytime Population: Workers 654
Daytime Population: Residents 995
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,341
Population in Familes 1,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 216
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $34,319
Average Household Income $45,497
Per Capita Income $19,256


Total Housing Units 708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $77,914
Average Home Value $99,876


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 369
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 -0.71% -1.35%
Households -1.21% -1.38%
Families -0.9% -1.51%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   0.49%

Goodwater, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goodwater 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 # 263 55th
Population Density # 319 45th
Diversity Index # 146 75th
Median Household Income # 415 29th
Per Capita Income # 400 31st

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