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The Panola CDP(1) had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Panola is located at latitude 32.9507 and longitude -88.2689 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the Panola Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Panola Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Panola Census Designated Place is located within Panola-Geiger Division of Sumter County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Panola, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 159 (100%)
Population in Households 159 (100.0%)
Population in Families 129 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 222
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $50,687
Average Household Income $50,932
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $21,658
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 1.5%)
Median Home Value $78,571
Average Home Value $109,135
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 39
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.88% -0.13%
Households 1.17% 0.0%
Families 0.97% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Panola, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panola to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 539 8th
Population Density # 315 47th
Median Household Income # 194 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 570 97th
Per Capita Income # 397 32nd
Diversity Index # 295 50th

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