Carbon Hill, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Carbon Hill, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Carbon Hill had a population of 2,040 as of July 1, 2020. 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 (GNIS ID: 2403992) 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.


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


Total Population 2,040 (100%)
Population in Households 2,040 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,635 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 371
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $37,584
Average Household Income $58,698
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $24,977
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 545 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $64,840
Average Home Value $88,603
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 871
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 553
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 0.09% -0.21%
Households 0.12% -0.16%
Families 0.05% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.33%


Carbon Hill, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbon Hill 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 # 217 63rd
Population Density # 195 67th
Median Household Income # 383 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 572 98th
Per Capita Income # 214 64th
Diversity Index # 439 25th

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