Gantt, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Gantt, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Gantt had a population of 215 as of July 1, 2020. Gantt 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 Gantt is located at latitude 31.4068 and longitude -86.4841 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gantt encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Town of Gantt (GNIS ID: 2406539) 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 Gantt is located within Rose Hill-Gantt Division of Covington County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gantt: Hamptonville.


Gantt, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 215 (100%)
Population in Households 215 (100.0%)
Population in Families 166 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 331
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $56,349
Average Household Income $63,469
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $29,495
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $172,368
Average Home Value $203,797
Housing Affordability Index3 218


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.31% -0.37%
Households -0.32% -0.22%
Families -0.17% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%


Gantt, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gantt to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 496 15th
Population Density # 217 63rd
Median Household Income # 115 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 215 37th
Per Capita Income # 106 82nd
Diversity Index # 535 9th

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