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Powell, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Powell had a population of 910 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Powell is located at latitude 34.2865 and longitude -85.7494 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Powell encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Town of Powell (GNIS ID: 2407153) 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 Powell is located within Collinsville Division of DeKalb County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Powell: Powells Crossroads.

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Powell, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 910
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 668
Population in Group Qrtrs 88
Population Density2 183
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,050
Average Household Income $51,684
Per Capita Income $20,177


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $89,831
Average Home Value $134,069


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.58% -0.24%
Households -0.6% -0.25%
Families -0.67% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Powell, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powell to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 321 45th
Population Density # 359 38th
Diversity Index # 403 31st
Median Household Income # 194 67th
Per Capita Income # 376 35th

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