Shorter, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shorter, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Shorter had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2017. Shorter ranks in the lower 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 Shorter is located at latitude 32.4115 and longitude -85.9728 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shorter (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Town of Shorter (GNIS ID: 2407329) 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 Shorter is located within Shorter-Hardaway Division of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shorter 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 Shorter: Shorters Depot.

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


Total Population 453
Daytime Population: Workers 1,024
Daytime Population: Residents 297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.92
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $39,527
Average Household Income $50,654
Per Capita Income $19,842


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $95,238
Average Home Value $167,910


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 122
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 -0.62% -1.41%
Households -0.48% -1.34%
Families -0.66% -1.52%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.74%

Shorter, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shorter 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 # 417 28th
Population Density # 472 19th
Diversity Index # 240 59th
Median Household Income # 269 54th
Per Capita Income # 362 38th

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