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Brewton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Brewton had a population of 5,418 as of July 1, 2018. Brewton 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 Brewton is located at latitude 31.1052 and longitude -87.0722 in Escambia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brewton encompass a land area of 11.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Escambia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Brewton (GNIS ID: 2403921) 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 Brewton is located within Brewton Division of Escambia County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brewton: Crossroads, Newport.

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


Total Population 5,418
Population in Households 5,136
Population in Familes 4,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 282
Population Density2 484
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $39,700
Average Household Income $55,853
Per Capita Income $23,384


Total Housing Units 2,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,434 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 737 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $123,769
Average Home Value $154,623


Total Households 2,171
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,380
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 0.02% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.16%
Families -0.28% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.69%

Brewton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brewton 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 # 109 81st
Population Density # 149 74th
Diversity Index # 65 89th
Median Household Income # 287 51st
Per Capita Income # 214 63rd

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