Boykin, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Boykin, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Boykin Census Designated Place had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2020. Boykin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Boykin is located at latitude 32.0779 and longitude -87.2814 in Wilcox County. The formal boundaries for the Boykin Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wilcox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Boykin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628580) 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 Boykin Census Designated Place is located within Alberta Division of Wilcox County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boykin: Gees Bend, Primrose.


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


Total Population 296 (100%)
Population in Households 296 (100.0%)
Population in Families 251 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 111
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $15,817
Average Household Income $27,964
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $10,412
Wealth Index5 27


Total HU (Housing Units) 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $68,056
Average Home Value $150,316
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 74
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 0.72% 0.0%
Households 0.93% 0.0%
Families 0.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%


Boykin, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boykin 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 # 463 21st
Population Density # 457 22nd
Median Household Income # 582 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 69 12th
Per Capita Income # 585 0th
Diversity Index # 454 23rd

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