Hanceville, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanceville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Hanceville had a population of 3,135 as of July 1, 2017. Hanceville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanceville is located at latitude 34.0625 and longitude -86.7625 in Cullman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hanceville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cullman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Hanceville (GNIS ID: 2403793) 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 Hanceville is located within Hanceville Division of Cullman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanceville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanceville: Gilmer.

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Hanceville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,135
Daytime Population: Workers 1,988
Daytime Population: Residents 1,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,914
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 2,891
Population in Familes 2,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density2 743
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $32,576
Average Household Income $44,073
Per Capita Income $18,784


Total Housing Units 1,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 754 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 543 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $115,929
Average Home Value $143,236


Total Households 1,297
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 765
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 0.69% 0.69%
Households 0.7% 0.7%
Families 1.41% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Hanceville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanceville 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 # 159 73rd
Population Density # 76 87th
Diversity Index # 393 32nd
Median Household Income # 454 22nd
Per Capita Income # 427 27th

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