Harpersville, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Harpersville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Harpersville had a population of 1,801 as of July 1, 2020. Harpersville ranks in the lower 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 Harpersville is located at latitude 33.344 and longitude -86.438 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harpersville encompass a land area of 20.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 456 feet.

The Town of Harpersville (GNIS ID: 2406645) 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 Town of Harpersville is located within Vincent Division of Shelby County.


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


Total Population 1,801 (100%)
Population in Households 1,798 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,534 (85.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 85
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $49,893
Average Household Income $73,312
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $27,977
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $177,247
Average Home Value $211,284
Housing Affordability Index3 179


Total Households 678
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 496
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 0.87% 1.09%
Households 0.83% 1.04%
Families 0.8% 0.91%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
Owner Occupied HU   1.01%


Harpersville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harpersville 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 # 234 60th
Population Density # 496 16th
Median Household Income # 192 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 104 18th
Per Capita Income # 132 78th
Diversity Index # 253 57th

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