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Section, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Section had a population of 787 as of July 1, 2017. Section ranks in the lower 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 Section is located at latitude 34.5816 and longitude -85.9849 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Section (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The Town of Section (GNIS ID: 2407306) 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 Section is located within Section Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Section 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 Section: Mount Zion.

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


Total Population 787
Daytime Population: Workers 163
Daytime Population: Residents 509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 672
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 784
Population in Familes 661
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $31,468
Average Household Income $49,441
Per Capita Income $19,678


Total Housing Units 361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $102,703
Average Home Value $139,583


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 223
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 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.22% -0.06%
Families 1.03% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Section, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Section 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 # 341 41st
Population Density # 372 36th
Diversity Index # 438 25th
Median Household Income # 473 19th
Per Capita Income # 367 37th

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