Phenix City, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Phenix City, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Phenix City had a population of 37,280 as of July 1, 2018. Phenix City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Phenix City is located at latitude 32.4617 and longitude -85.025 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Phenix City (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Phenix City are located in Russell County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lee County.

The City of Phenix City (GNIS ID: 2404510) 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 Phenix City is located within Phenix City Division of Russell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Phenix City: Browneville, Brownville, Knights Station, Lively, Phoenix.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 37,280
Population in Households 36,736
Population in Familes 29,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density2 1,332
Diversity Index3 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,302
Average Household Income $54,675
Per Capita Income $22,452

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,905 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,098 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,363 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $128,151
Average Home Value $149,171
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,002
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 9,515
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.64% 0.86%
Households 1.61% 0.85%
Families 1.31% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Phenix City, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phenix City 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 351 40th
Per Capita Income # 264 55th

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