Our Town, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Our Town, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Our Town Census Designated Place had a population of 636 as of July 1, 2020. Our Town 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 Our Town is located at latitude 32.8282 and longitude -85.9619 in Tallapoosa County. The formal boundaries for the Our Town Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 11.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Tallapoosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Our Town Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582692) 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 Our Town Census Designated Place is located within Alexander City Division of Tallapoosa County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Our Town: Ourtown.


Our Town, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 636 (100%)
Population in Households 636 (100.0%)
Population in Families 530 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 54
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $57,935
Average Household Income $95,240
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $40,354
Wealth Index5 148


Total HU (Housing Units) 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $123,333
Average Home Value $243,158
Housing Affordability Index3 308


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 178
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.08% -0.19%
Households -0.04% -0.08%
Families -0.53% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%


Our Town, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Our Town to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 383 35th
Population Density # 544 7th
Median Household Income # 89 85th
Housing Affordability Index # 510 87th
Per Capita Income # 18 97th
Diversity Index # 395 33rd

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