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Pell City, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Pell City had a population of 12,852 as of July 1, 2017. Pell City 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 Pell City is located at latitude 33.5603 and longitude -86.2636 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pell City (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.88 sq. miles and a water area of 2.76 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Pell City (GNIS ID: 2404499) 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 Pell City is located within Pell City Division of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pell City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 12,852
Daytime Population: Workers 7,595
Daytime Population: Residents 7,504
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 12,693
Population in Familes 10,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 517
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $45,840
Average Household Income $70,013
Per Capita Income $28,714


Total Housing Units 5,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,458 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,785 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 724 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $184,109
Average Home Value $219,238


Total Households 5,243
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,608
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 0.46% 0.58%
Households 0.52% 0.62%
Families 0.56% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Pell City, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pell City 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 # 54 91st
Population Density # 128 78th
Diversity Index # 288 51st
Median Household Income # 168 71st
Per Capita Income # 53 91st

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