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Smiths Station, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Smiths Station had a population of 5,274 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.5347 and longitude -85.1113 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smiths Station (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2405476) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station: Smiths.

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


Total Population 5,274
Daytime Population: Workers 1,130
Daytime Population: Residents 2,800
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 5,274
Population in Familes 4,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 786
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $50,680
Average Household Income $64,052
Per Capita Income $24,358


Total Housing Units 2,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,492 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $128,329
Average Home Value $149,178


Total Households 2,049
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,517
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 0.95% 1.16%
Households 0.95% 1.14%
Families 1.04% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Smiths Station, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smiths Station 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 # 111 81st
Population Density # 71 88th
Diversity Index # 243 58th
Median Household Income # 112 81st
Per Capita Income # 137 77th

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