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The City of Carbon Hill had a population of 1,814 as of July 1, 2022. Carbon Hill ranks in the lower 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 Carbon Hill is located at latitude 33.8918 and longitude -87.5261 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carbon Hill encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of Carbon Hill 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 Carbon Hill is located within Carbon Hill Division of Walker County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carbon Hill: Carbonhill.

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Carbon Hill, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,814 (100%)
Population in Households 1,727 (95.2%)
Population in Families 1,373 (75.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 87 ( 4.8%)
Population Density 329
Diversity Index2 26
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,542
Average Household Income $53,265
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,368
Wealth Index5 38
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $81,563
Average Home Value $107,127
Housing Affordability Index3 225
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 781
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3.00
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

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.12% 0.47%
Households 1.70% 0.71%
Families   0.69%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.86%

Carbon Hill, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbon Hill to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 239 60th
Population Density # 214 64th
Median Household Income # 522 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 497 84th
Per Capita Income # 464 22nd
Diversity Index # 452 24th

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