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Saraland, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Saraland had a population of 14,432 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Saraland is located at latitude 30.8207 and longitude -88.0706 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saraland encompass a land area of 24.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Saraland (GNIS ID: 2405422) 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 Saraland is located within Mobile Division of Mobile County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saraland: Alvarez Station, Cleveland, Cleveland Station.


Saraland, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,432 (100%)
Population in Households 14,142 (98.0%)
Population in Families 11,774 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 290 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 450
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $52,552
Average Household Income $64,504
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $24,551
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,836 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,767 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 676 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $139,661
Average Home Value $166,130
Housing Affordability Index3 238


Total Households 5,604
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,952
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.56% 0.49%
Households 0.55% 0.49%
Families 0.32% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
Owner Occupied HU   0.58%


Saraland, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saraland to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 46 92nd
Population Density # 170 71st
Median Household Income # 154 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 300 51st
Per Capita Income # 226 62nd
Diversity Index # 262 55th

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