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The Town of Ariton had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ariton is located at latitude 31.5978 and longitude -85.7131 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ariton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Town of Ariton (GNIS ID: 2405166) 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 Ariton is located within Ozark Division of Dale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ariton 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 Ariton: Charleston, Charlton, Deans Station, Weed.

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


Total Population 733
Daytime Population: Workers 225
Daytime Population: Residents 454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 679
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 639
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 144
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $37,185
Average Household Income $53,604
Per Capita Income $20,364


Total Housing Units 319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $111,765
Average Home Value $155,125


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 200
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 -0.57% -0.41%
Households -0.64% -0.37%
Families -0.34% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.68%

Ariton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ariton 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 # 355 39th
Population Density # 405 30th
Diversity Index # 238 59th
Median Household Income # 334 43rd
Per Capita Income # 330 43rd

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