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Ragland, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Ragland had a population of 1,715 as of July 1, 2019. Ragland 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 Ragland is located at latitude 33.7445 and longitude -86.1558 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ragland encompass a land area of 16.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Town of Ragland (GNIS ID: 2407169) 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 Ragland is located within Ragland Division of St. Clair County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ragland: Trout Creek.

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Ragland, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ragland, AL Housing Affordability Index is 189
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Ragland, AL Wealth Index is 40
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,715 (100%)
Population in Households 1,715 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,477 (86.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 102
Diversity Index2 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,922
Average Household Income $49,081
Per Capita Income $19,120
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 494 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $120,714
Housing Affordability Index3 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 680
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.49% 0.55%
Households 0.52% 0.58%
Families 0.48% 0.45%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Ragland, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ragland to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 240 59th
Population Density # 471 20th
Diversity Index # 399 32nd
Median Household Income # 303 48th
Per Capita Income # 443 24th

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