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The City of Smiths Station had a population of 5,251 as of July 1, 2021. Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station is located at latitude 32.5401 and longitude -85.0985 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smiths Station encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 531 feet.

The City of Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station is located within Smiths Station Division of Lee County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smiths Station: Smiths.

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Smiths Station, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,251 (100%)
Population in Households 5,251 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,466 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 759
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $57,239
Average Household Income $78,027
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $30,048
Wealth Index5 77


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,596 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $178,077
Average Home Value $223,152
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 2,060
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,512
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.57% 0.87%
Households 0.66% 0.91%
Families 0.64% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
Owner Occupied HU   1.27%

Smiths Station, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smiths Station to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 110 81st
Population Density # 68 89th
Median Household Income # 106 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 230 39th
Per Capita Income # 104 82nd
Diversity Index # 269 54th

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