Irondale, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Irondale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Irondale had a population of 12,410 as of July 1, 2017. Irondale 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 Irondale is located at latitude 33.5398 and longitude -86.6605 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Irondale (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The City of Irondale (GNIS ID: 2404765) 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 Irondale is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

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

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


Total Population 12,410
Daytime Population: Workers 8,537
Daytime Population: Residents 6,959
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,496
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 12,366
Population in Familes 10,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 717
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $53,086
Average Household Income $76,564
Per Capita Income $31,362


Total Housing Units 5,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,438 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,652 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 504 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $155,594
Average Home Value $217,069


Total Households 5,090
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,312
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 0.06% 0.4%
Households 0.01% 0.39%
Families -0.2% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Irondale, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Irondale 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 # 57 90th
Population Density # 81 86th
Diversity Index # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 83 86th
Per Capita Income # 42 93rd

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