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Mount Olive, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Mount Olive Census Designated Place had a population of 4,228 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive is located at latitude 33.6775 and longitude -86.8726 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Olive Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Mount Olive Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403310) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mount Olive Census Designated Place is located within Brookside Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Olive 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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Mount Olive, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,228
Daytime Population: Workers 435
Daytime Population: Residents 2,268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,703
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 4,228
Population in Familes 3,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 454
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $73,188
Average Household Income $85,246
Per Capita Income $32,490


Total Housing Units 1,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,440 (86.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $190,101
Average Home Value $200,573


Total Households 1,612
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,223
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 0.5% 0.56%
Households 0.53% 0.54%
Families 0.07% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Mount Olive, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Olive 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 # 131 78th
Population Density # 167 71st
Diversity Index # 481 18th
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Per Capita Income # 36 94th

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