Detroit, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Detroit, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Detroit had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Detroit 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 Detroit: Millville.

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


Total Population 235
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 178
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 177
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $30,323
Average Household Income $42,708
Per Capita Income $17,524


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $72,794
Average Home Value $84,507


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 68
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 -0.12% -0.78%
Households 0.0% -0.82%
Families 0.41% -0.9%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.72%

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, 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 # 480 17th
Population Density # 362 38th
Diversity Index # 479 17th
Median Household Income # 494 15th
Per Capita Income # 499 14th

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