Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36856: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Russell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.34, Longitude -85.02
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 99
  • PO Box Addresses: 263
  • Residential Addresses: 2,592
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,592

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,382
Population in Households 6,381
Population in Familes 5,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 112
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $54,885
Average Household Income $64,600
Per Capita Income $21,998


Total Housing Units 2,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,606 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 567 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $198,746
Average Home Value $202,895


Total Households 2,173
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 1,651
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 6.51% 2.57%
Households 6.48% 2.53%
Families 6.19% 2.38%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36856 to the other 613 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 247 60th
Population Density # 229 63rd
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 88 86th
Per Capita Income # 324 47th

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