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Sumiton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Sumiton had a population of 2,647 as of July 1, 2017. Sumiton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sumiton is located at latitude 33.7493 and longitude -87.0469 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumiton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Sumiton (GNIS ID: 2405542) 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 Sumiton is located within Dora Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sumiton 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 Sumiton: Democrat.

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


Total Population 2,647
Daytime Population: Workers 1,675
Daytime Population: Residents 1,679
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,354
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 2,635
Population in Familes 2,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 507
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $40,042
Average Household Income $52,740
Per Capita Income $20,732


Total Housing Units 1,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $118,130
Average Home Value $144,032


Total Households 1,054
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 750
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 0.68% 0.02%
Households 0.7% 0.06%
Families 1.04% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Sumiton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumiton 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 # 176 70th
Population Density # 134 77th
Diversity Index # 503 14th
Median Household Income # 257 56th
Per Capita Income # 306 47th

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