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Saraland, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Saraland had a population of 14,312 as of July 1, 2018. Saraland 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 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.

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


Total Population 14,312
Population in Households 14,016
Population in Familes 11,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $51,051
Average Household Income $62,514
Per Capita Income $24,354


Total Housing Units 6,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,959 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,604 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 597 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $136,574
Average Home Value $154,338


Total Households 5,563
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,920
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 0.67% 0.55%
Households 0.69% 0.57%
Families 0.37% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Saraland, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saraland 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 # 46 92nd
Population Density # 109 81st
Diversity Index # 268 54th
Median Household Income # 119 80th
Per Capita Income # 169 71st

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