Hartselle, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hartselle, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Hartselle had a population of 14,389 as of July 1, 2017. Hartselle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Hartselle is located at latitude 34.4404 and longitude -86.9404 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartselle (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Hartselle (GNIS ID: 2403812) 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 Hartselle is located within Hartselle Division of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartselle 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 Hartselle: Hartsel, Hartsell, Hartsells, Hartsell's Station.

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


Total Population 14,389
Daytime Population: Workers 6,093
Daytime Population: Residents 7,933
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,026
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 14,380
Population in Familes 12,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 880
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $51,452
Average Household Income $65,408
Per Capita Income $26,463


Total Housing Units 6,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,092 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,658 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $141,220
Average Home Value $180,067


Total Households 5,749
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,102
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 0.13% 0.03%
Households 0.17% 0.05%
Families -0.09% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Hartselle, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartselle 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 # 44 93rd
Population Density # 59 90th
Diversity Index # 435 25th
Median Household Income # 102 83rd
Per Capita Income # 81 86th

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