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The City of Moulton had a population of 3,348 as of July 1, 2022. Moulton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moulton is located at latitude 34.4812 and longitude -87.2934 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moulton encompass a land area of 5.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Moulton 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 Moulton is located within Moulton Division of Lawrence County.

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Moulton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 3,348 (100%)
Population in Households 3,135 (93.6%)
Population in Families 2,500 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 213 ( 6.4%)
Population Density 559
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $35,504
Average Household Income $56,992
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $23,912
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $153,535
Average Home Value $161,247
Housing Affordability Index3 118


Total Households 1,454
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 897
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.66% -0.20%
Households -0.61% -0.17%
Families   -0.27%
Median Household Income   7.11%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.05%

Moulton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moulton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 155 74th
Population Density # 116 81st
Median Household Income # 524 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 86 15th
Per Capita Income # 444 25th
Diversity Index # 227 62nd

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