Wilton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Wilton had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2017. Wilton 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 Wilton is located at latitude 33.0816 and longitude -86.8797 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The Town of Wilton (GNIS ID: 2406895) 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 Wilton is located within Montevallo Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilton 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 Wilton: Birmingham Junction, Bismarck, Catoosa.

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


Total Population 561
Daytime Population: Workers 38
Daytime Population: Residents 373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 556
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 586
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $40,553
Average Household Income $47,904
Per Capita Income $19,104


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $98,125
Average Home Value $120,183


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 127
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 -0.2% 0.11%
Households -0.27% 0.1%
Families -2.18% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Wilton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilton 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 # 391 33rd
Population Density # 108 82nd
Diversity Index # 83 86th
Median Household Income # 247 58th
Per Capita Income # 412 29th

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