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The City of Samson had a population of 1,950 as of July 1, 2017. Samson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Samson is located at latitude 31.1124 and longitude -86.0467 in Geneva County. The formal boundaries for the City of Samson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Geneva County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Samson (GNIS ID: 2405412) 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 Samson is located within Samson Division of Geneva County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Samson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Samson: Sampson.

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Samson, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,950
Daytime Population: Workers 476
Daytime Population: Residents 1,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,794
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,950
Population in Familes 1,557
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 539
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $23,149
Average Household Income $35,922
Per Capita Income $15,050


Total Housing Units 985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $78,431
Average Home Value $118,977


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.06%
Households 0.05% 0.05%
Families -0.11% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Samson, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Samson to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 222 62nd
Population Density # 120 79th
Diversity Index # 69 88th
Median Household Income # 567 2nd
Per Capita Income # 554 5th

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