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The City of Cordova had a population of 1,954 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cordova is located at latitude 33.7613 and longitude -87.2011 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cordova (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 305 feet.

The City of Cordova (GNIS ID: 2404130) 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 Cordova is located within Cordova Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cordova population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cordova: Dent.

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Cordova, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,954
Daytime Population: Workers 718
Daytime Population: Residents 1,434
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,856
Population in Familes 1,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $29,150
Average Household Income $42,265
Per Capita Income $17,782


Total Housing Units 1,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $64,915
Average Home Value $76,546


Total Households 792
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.96% -0.82%
Households -0.84% -0.8%
Families -0.71% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Cordova, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cordova to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 221 62nd
Population Density # 215 63rd
Diversity Index # 389 33rd
Median Household Income # 517 11th
Per Capita Income # 491 16th

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