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Carolina, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Carolina had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2017. Carolina ranks in the lower 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 Carolina is located at latitude 31.2341 and longitude -86.521 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carolina (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

The Town of Carolina (GNIS ID: 2405380) 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 Carolina is located within Falco Division of Covington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carolina 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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Carolina, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 344
Daytime Population: Workers 45
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 251
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 344
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 310
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,167
Average Household Income $52,966
Per Capita Income $21,889


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $117,500
Average Home Value $140,952


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 97
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 2.05% 1.19%
Households 2.29% 1.33%
Families 0.73% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Carolina, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carolina 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 # 441 24th
Population Density # 227 61st
Diversity Index # 520 11th
Median Household Income # 238 59th
Per Capita Income # 250 57th

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