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The City of Childersburg had a population of 5,063 as of July 1, 2021. Childersburg ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Childersburg is located at latitude 33.2782 and longitude -86.355 in Talladega County. The formal boundaries for the City of Childersburg encompass a land area of 12.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Talladega County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of Childersburg 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 Childersburg is located within Childersburg Division of Talladega County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Childersburg: Childersburgh.

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


Total Population 5,063 (100%)
Population in Households 5,063 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,145 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 411
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $35,903
Average Household Income $48,935
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $19,919
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,469 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 586 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $113,165
Average Home Value $136,052
Housing Affordability Index3 204


Total Households 2,054
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,368
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 -0.19% -0.38%
Households -0.15% -0.32%
Families -0.34% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.08%

Childersburg, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Childersburg 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 # 114 81st
Population Density # 181 69th
Median Household Income # 459 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 224 38th
Per Capita Income # 465 21st
Diversity Index # 115 81st

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