Thorsby, Alabama

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Thorsby, Alabama

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High Points

Thorsby strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Thorsby Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Thorsby Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Thorsby Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Thorsby Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Thorsby Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 18% Thorsby Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Thorsby, Alabama

Comparing Thorsby to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 9
People Above Poverty 6 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 9
College Educated Adults 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 3 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Thorsby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles S of Hoover, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Chilton
Standard Zip Codes 35171
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.915
Longitude -86.715

Thorsby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
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Thorsby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,820 100%
Male 911 50.1%
Female 909 49.9%
Under 18 453 24.9%
18+ 1,367 75.1%
65+ 225 12.4%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3
White 1,674 92%
African-American 110 6%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 25 1.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 43 2.4%

Estimated Thorsby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,981
Growth 161
Growth % 8.8%

Thorsby Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 48.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
English 7.2%
German 5.9%
Irish 5.4%
African 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
European 1.9%
Swedish 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thorsby 1,820 $46,328
Calera 3,158 $42,885
Clanton 7,800 $37,568
Jemison 2,248 $41,202
Maplesville 672 $36,250
Montevallo 4,825 $40,164
Wilton 580 $40,833
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Thorsby High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 854 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

Thorsby Colleges

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Lathrop, Missouri 87   23.6% 11.8% 11.8% 33 $46,157 7.6% 3.7% 2,092 10.9% 15.3 0.8% 10
2. Lakewood, Tennessee 81.4   29.2% 13.7% 17.6% 29 $46,964 7% 4.7% 2,341 12.4% 11.5 0.2% 5.6
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