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Prichard, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Prichard had a population of 21,480 as of July 1, 2018. Prichard 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 Prichard is located at latitude 30.7388 and longitude -88.0789 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prichard encompass a land area of 25.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Prichard (GNIS ID: 2404573) 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 Prichard is located within Mobile Division of Mobile County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prichard: Prichard Station.

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Prichard, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,480
Population in Households 20,967
Population in Familes 17,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 513
Population Density2 849
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $25,305
Average Household Income $37,283
Per Capita Income $14,142


Total Housing Units 9,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,461 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,379 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,151 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $78,265
Average Home Value $101,100


Total Households 7,839
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 5,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.65% -0.26%
Households -0.61% -0.23%
Families -0.76% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Prichard, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prichard to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 28 95th
Population Density # 62 89th
Diversity Index # 376 35th
Median Household Income # 563 3rd
Per Capita Income # 567 2nd

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