Luverne, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Luverne, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Luverne had a population of 2,672 as of July 1, 2020. Luverne 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 Luverne is located at latitude 31.7165 and longitude -86.2638 in Crenshaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Luverne encompass a land area of 15.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crenshaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of Luverne (GNIS ID: 2404977) 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 Luverne is located within Luverne Division of Crenshaw County.


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


Total Population 2,672 (100%)
Population in Households 2,604 (97.5%)
Population in Families 2,112 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 68 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 171
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $39,088
Average Household Income $56,212
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $22,779
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 776 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $95,169
Average Home Value $145,393
Housing Affordability Index3 262


Total Households 1,076
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 702
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 -0.46% -0.5%
Households -0.52% -0.54%
Families -0.37% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.49%


Luverne, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luverne 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 # 175 70th
Population Density # 381 35th
Median Household Income # 358 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 389 66th
Per Capita Income # 311 47th
Diversity Index # 145 75th

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