Sheffield, Alabama Population 2021

8,819
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Sheffield is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 8,819, it is the 74th largest city in Alabama and the 3366th largest city in the United States . Sheffield is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -2.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,039 in 2010. Sheffield reached it's highest population of 13,491 in 1960. Spanning over 7 miles, Sheffield has a population density of 1,268 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sheffield is $53,266 with a poverty rate of 24.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $90,000. The median age in Sheffield is 44.9 years, 41.8 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

Sheffield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sheffield was:

  • White: 71.49%
  • Black or African American: 24.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.39%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Asian: 0.11%
The current population of Sheffield, Alabama is 8,819 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,942.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,039.

Sheffield, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,42471.49%
Black or African American2,23424.86%
Two or More Races2152.39%
Some Other Race380.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.33%
Asian100.11%
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Sheffield Population by Race

Sheffield Population Pyramid $2021

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Sheffield Median Age

44.9


Total

41.8


Male

46.8


Female

Sheffield Adults

There are 7,144 adults, (1,927 of whom are seniors) in Sheffield.

Sheffield Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sheffield Sex Ratio

Female

4,829

53.74%

Male

4,157

46.26%

Sheffield Population by Age

Sheffield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sheffield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
Male64.9%35.1%
All57.7%42.3%
Female48%52%
Non Family47.2%52.8%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sheffield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0462.2157.7
Non Family1,8061.1247.2
Married1,3672.7175.3
Female6793.6548
Male1943.8864.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Sheffield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3425.26%
9th to 12th Grade89513.75%
High School Graduate2,15933.18%
Some College1,29419.89%
Associates Degree5278.10%
Bachelors Degree83912.89%
Graduate Degree4516.93%
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Sheffield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sheffield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8734,1221,149
Black1,367974131
Hispanic121627
2+ Races72553
Other Race382
Islander3535
Native American2912
Asian1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.58%.

Sheffield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,075$37,389$24,640
Less Than 9th Grade$25,377$25,595$25,234
High School Graduate$25,672$31,214$20,681
Some College$28,375$45,625$23,592
Bachelors Degree$37,708$46,250$36,150
Graduate Degree$72,135$106,417$39,250

$30,075

Average Earnings

$37,389

Average Male

$24,640

Average Female

Sheffield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sheffield Language by Age

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Sheffield Language

97.64% of Sheffield residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Sheffield Language

Sheffield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,2361,03416.58%
Black2,21994042.36%
Multiple21415974.30%
Hispanic2083315.87%
Other383386.84%
Native291758.62%

24.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.34%

Male Poverty Rate

27.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sheffield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sheffield is Other, with 86.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sheffield is Hispanic, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.04%.

Sheffield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.33%
High School25.98%
Some College12.19%
Bachelors or Greater6.74%

Sheffield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.94%
Male Unemployed41.67%
Female Employed12.74%
Male Employed3.65%

Sheffield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sheffield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,194$53,266
Families$50,321$70,401
Married Families$61,743-
Non Families$22,795$31,218
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Income by Household Type

Sheffield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sheffield Married by Age and Sex

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Sheffield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sheffield Marital Status by Race

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Sheffield Marital Status

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531

Number of Veterans

492

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam189
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War68
Korea50
World War II7

Sheffield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74157
75+138
35 to 54119
55 to 6493
18 to 3424

Sheffield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4328.03%
Black825.21%
2+ Races1418.42%
Hispanic119.09%
Asian330.00%

Sheffield Veterans by Race

Sheffield Veterans by Education

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11.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sheffield Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sheffield Employment by Age

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Sheffield Employment by Race

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Sheffield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.80%

Born in Sheffield

98.46%

Native Born

1.54%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.46% of Sheffield residents were born in the United States, with 76.80% having been born in Alabama. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sheffield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,819-41-0.46%
20208,860-41-0.46%
20198,901-41-0.46%
20188,942-29-0.32%
20178,971-39-0.43%
20169,010-53-0.58%
20159,063-22-0.24%
20149,085250.28%
20139,060360.40%
20129,024250.28%
20118,999-43-0.48%
20109,042-610-0.65%
20009,652-728-0.72%
199010,380-1,523-1.36%
198011,903-1,212-0.96%
197013,115-376-0.28%
196013,4912,7242.28%
195010,7672,8343.10%
19407,9331,7122.46%
19306,221-461-0.71%
19206,6821,8173.22%
19104,8651,5323.85%
19003,3336022.01%
18902,7310.00%

Sheffield Population by Year