Petrey, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Petrey, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Petrey had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2017. 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 31.8522 and longitude -86.204 in Crenshaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Petrey (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 63
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 31
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 63
Population in Familes 51
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $39,026
Average Household Income $44,318
Per Capita Income $18,631


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $47,727
Average Home Value $72,619


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 18
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 1.15% 0.63%
Households 1.03% 0.7%
Families -1.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.3%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

Petrey, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petrey 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 # 564 3rd
Population Density # 486 16th
Diversity Index # 136 77th
Median Household Income # 281 52nd
Per Capita Income # 442 24th

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