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The Fort Rucker CDP(1) had a population of 4,434 as of July 1, 2022. Fort Rucker 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 Fort Rucker is located at latitude 31.3429 and longitude -85.7154 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Rucker Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

The Fort Rucker Census Designated Place has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fort Rucker Census Designated Place is located within Fort Rucker Division of Dale County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Rucker: Fort Rucker CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fort Rucker, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,434 (100%)
Population in Households 4,028 (90.8%)
Population in Families 3,792 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 406 ( 9.2%)
Population Density 408
Diversity Index2 61
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,441
Average Household Income $82,133
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $25,909
Wealth Index5 41
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 ( 0.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,343 (85.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,349
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 1,170
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.30% -0.06%
Households -0.39% -0.09%
Families   -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Fort Rucker, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Rucker to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 130 78th
Population Density # 176 70th
Median Household Income # 71 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 28 5th
Per Capita Income # 360 40th
Diversity Index # 48 92nd

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