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Langston, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Langston had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2017. Langston ranks in the lower 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 Langston is located at latitude 34.5451 and longitude -86.0934 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Langston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.93 sq. miles and a water area of 3.32 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Langston (GNIS ID: 2405985) 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 Langston is located within Section Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Langston 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 Langston: Coffee Settlement, Coffee Town.

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


Total Population 281
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 281
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $40,872
Average Household Income $53,408
Per Capita Income $21,894


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (48.7%)
Median Home Value $109,259
Average Home Value $144,643


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 84
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 0.55% 0.14%
Households 0.48% 0.0%
Families -0.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Langston, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Langston 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 # 464 20th
Population Density # 535 8th
Diversity Index # 480 17th
Median Household Income # 242 58th
Per Capita Income # 249 57th

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