Brewton, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Brewton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Brewton had a population of 5,377 as of July 1, 2020. 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 79 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,377 (100%)
Population in Households 5,147 (95.7%)
Population in Families 4,150 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 230 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 479
Diversity Index2 56
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,787
Average Household Income $57,094
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $23,293
Wealth Index5 58
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,406 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 771 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $121,000
Average Home Value $153,523
Housing Affordability Index3 198
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,177
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,383
Average Family Size 3
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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.06% -0.22%
Households 0.03% -0.21%
Families -0.2% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.39%

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Brewton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brewton to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 82nd
Population Density # 151 74th
Median Household Income # 379 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 147 25th
Per Capita Income # 283 52nd
Diversity Index # 62 90th

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