Rainsville, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Rainsville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Rainsville had a population of 5,067 as of July 1, 2018. Rainsville ranks in the lower 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 Rainsville is located at latitude 34.4943 and longitude -85.8477 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rainsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The City of Rainsville (GNIS ID: 2404589) 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 Rainsville is located within Rainsville-Sylvania Division of DeKalb County.

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


Total Population 5,067
Population in Households 5,065
Population in Familes 4,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 246
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,578
Average Household Income $50,749
Per Capita Income $21,154


Total Housing Units 2,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,514 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 648 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $116,173
Average Home Value $146,400


Total Households 2,162
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,468
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 0.21% 0.31%
Households 0.3% 0.32%
Families 0.34% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

Rainsville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rainsville 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 # 115 80th
Population Density # 286 51st
Diversity Index # 456 21st
Median Household Income # 319 45th
Per Capita Income # 326 44th

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