Petrey, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Petrey, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Petrey had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2020. Petrey ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Petrey is located at latitude 31.8488 and longitude -86.2077 in Crenshaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Petrey encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Crenshaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Town of Petrey (GNIS ID: 2407104) 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 Petrey is located within Petrey-Highland Home Division of Crenshaw County.


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


Total Population 63 (100%)
Population in Households 63 (100.0%)
Population in Families 51 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 86
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $39,744
Average Household Income $49,233
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $20,697
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (31.7%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $81,522
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 18
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 0.81% 0.0%
Households 0.73% 0.0%
Families -1.02% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Petrey, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petrey 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 # 571 3rd
Population Density # 493 16th
Median Household Income # 347 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 30 5th
Per Capita Income # 398 32nd
Diversity Index # 94 84th

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