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Coker, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Coker had a population of 1,033 as of July 1, 2020. Coker 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 Coker is located at latitude 33.246 and longitude -87.6878 in Tuscaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Coker encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tuscaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Town of Coker (GNIS ID: 2406291) 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 Coker is located within Coker Division of Tuscaloosa County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coker: Big Creek, Koster.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,033 (100%)
Population in Households 1,033 (100.0%)
Population in Families 890 (86.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 530
Diversity Index2 44
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,451
Average Household Income $85,991
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $32,612
Wealth Index5 97
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $176,838
Average Home Value $230,477
Housing Affordability Index3 222
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 290
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.59% 0.65%
Households 0.63% 0.66%
Families 0.41% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%

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Coker, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coker 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 # 307 48th
Population Density # 122 79th
Median Household Income # 78 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 232 40th
Per Capita Income # 61 90th
Diversity Index # 209 65th

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