Lipscomb, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Lipscomb, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Lipscomb had a population of 2,374 as of July 1, 2020. Lipscomb 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 Lipscomb is located at latitude 33.4257 and longitude -86.9267 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lipscomb encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 538 feet.

The City of Lipscomb (GNIS ID: 2404936) 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 Lipscomb is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lipscomb: Wheeling.

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Lipscomb, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,374 (100%)
Population in Households 2,314 (97.5%)
Population in Families 1,917 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 60 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 2,022
Diversity Index2 62
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,327
Average Household Income $45,866
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $16,670
Wealth Index5 40
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 553 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 320 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $59,623
Average Home Value $77,798
Housing Affordability Index3 297
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 873
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.7% 0.46%
Households 0.71% 0.43%
Families 0.6% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

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Lipscomb, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lipscomb to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 194 67th
Population Density # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 534 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 491 84th
Per Capita Income # 542 8th
Diversity Index # 20 97th

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