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Scottsboro, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Scottsboro had a population of 14,715 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Scottsboro is located at latitude 34.6723 and longitude -86.0341 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scottsboro encompass a land area of 50.65 sq. miles and a water area of 6.76 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Scottsboro (GNIS ID: 2405433) 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 Scottsboro is located within Scottsboro Division of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scottsboro: Sage Town, Scotts Mill, Scottsborough, Scottsville.

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


Total Population 14,715
Population in Households 14,369
Population in Familes 11,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 346
Population Density2 291
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $39,580
Average Household Income $57,065
Per Capita Income $24,388


Total Housing Units 7,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,837 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,340 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 972 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $137,344
Average Home Value $197,818


Total Households 6,177
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,035
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 -0.05% -0.26%
Households -0.13% -0.3%
Families -0.31% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.06%

Scottsboro, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottsboro 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 # 43 93rd
Population Density # 243 58th
Diversity Index # 384 34th
Median Household Income # 291 50th
Per Capita Income # 167 71st

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