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The Redstone Arsenal CDP(1) had a population of 2,463 as of July 1, 2021. Redstone Arsenal ranks in the upper 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 Redstone Arsenal is located at latitude 34.6645 and longitude -86.653 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Redstone Arsenal Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Redstone Arsenal Census Designated Place has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Redstone Arsenal Census Designated Place is located within Redstone Arsenal Division of Madison County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Redstone Arsenal: Redstone Arsenal CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Redstone Arsenal, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,463 (100%)
Population in Households 1,564 (63.5%)
Population in Families 1,486 (60.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 899 (36.5%)
Population Density 319
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $89,495
Average Household Income $103,213
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $26,035
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (67.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $75,185
Average Home Value $80,882
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 479
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 4
  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 2.12% 1.31%
Households 3.01% 2.08%
Families 2.9% 2.04%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
Owner Occupied HU   2.65%

Redstone Arsenal, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Redstone Arsenal 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 # 188 68th
Population Density # 226 62nd
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 583 99th
Per Capita Income # 209 65th
Diversity Index # 28 96th

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