Sims Chapel, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sims Chapel, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Sims Chapel Census Designated Place had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2017. Sims Chapel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Sims Chapel is located at latitude 31.2493 and longitude -88.143 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Sims Chapel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Sims Chapel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2632284) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sims Chapel Census Designated Place is located within McIntosh Division of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sims Chapel 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 Sims Chapel: Darrah, Grandfield.

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


Total Population 170
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 170
Population in Familes 151
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $43,537
Average Household Income $57,314
Per Capita Income $20,698


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $129,688
Average Home Value $153,333


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 45
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 1.46% 0.47%
Households 1.76% 0.34%
Families 0.96% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

Sims Chapel, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sims Chapel 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 # 526 9th
Population Density # 567 2nd
Diversity Index # 17 97th
Median Household Income # 198 66th
Per Capita Income # 310 47th

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