Lipscomb, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lipscomb, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Lipscomb had a population of 2,088 as of July 1, 2017. 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 33.4261 and longitude -86.926 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lipscomb (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lipscomb 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 Lipscomb: Wheeling.

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


Total Population 2,088
Daytime Population: Workers 180
Daytime Population: Residents 1,301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 2,029
Population in Familes 1,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,778
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $25,718
Average Household Income $36,608
Per Capita Income $13,856


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $68,798
Average Home Value $78,085


Total Households 766
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 518
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 -0.78% -0.32%
Households -0.8% -0.34%
Families -0.92% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Lipscomb, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lipscomb 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 # 210 64th
Population Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 553 5th
Per Capita Income # 571 2nd

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