Detroit, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Detroit, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Detroit had a population of 244 as of July 1, 2018. Detroit 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 Detroit is located at latitude 34.0274 and longitude -88.1678 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Detroit (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Town of Detroit (GNIS ID: 2406377) 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 Detroit is located within Sulligent Division of Lamar County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Detroit: Millville.

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Detroit, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 244
Population in Households 244
Population in Familes 205
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $30,199
Average Household Income $42,518
Per Capita Income $17,482


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $76,563
Average Home Value $89,527


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.35% 0.0%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 0.89% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Detroit, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 476 18th
Population Density # 357 39th
Diversity Index # 481 17th
Median Household Income # 504 13th
Per Capita Income # 513 12th

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