36420 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics


ZIP Code 36420: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Andalusia, AL 36420

Acceptable Alternative
Babbie, AL 36420
Carolina, AL 36420
Heath, AL 36420
Sanford, AL 36420

Not Acceptable, USPS
Dixie, AL 36420
Libertyville, AL 36420
Pleasant Home, AL 36420
Rome, AL 36420
Straughn, AL 36420

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Covington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.237, Longitude -86.576
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 36420 has segments in 2 Counties (Covington, Escambia).

  • Businesses Addresses: 842
  • PO Box Addresses: 325
  • Residential Addresses: 4,749
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 70
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,679

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Andalusia, AL 36420 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 10,965 (100%)
Population in Households 10,682 (97.4%)
Population in Families 8,638 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 283 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 36
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $46,006
Average Household Income $68,794
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $28,673
Wealth Index5 58
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (45.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,157 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,406 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 856 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $163,944
Average Home Value $179,284
Housing Affordability Index3 124


Total Households 4,563
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,964
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.16% -0.21%
Households 0.09% 0.05%
Families   -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.06%

Andalusia, AL 36420 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36420 to the other 608 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 161 74th
Population Density # 386 37th
Median Household Income # 365 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 168 28th
Per Capita Income # 316 48th
Diversity Index # 320 48th

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