Sheffield, Alabama Population 2020

8,794

Sheffield is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 8,794, it is the 73rd largest city in Alabama and the 3365th largest city in the United States. Sheffield is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -2.71% 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 1,265 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sheffield is $50,632 with a poverty rate of 23.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $91,600. The median age in Sheffield is 44.9 years, 42.8 years for males, and 46.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.4 males.

Sheffield Demographics

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

  • White: 72.11%
  • Black or African American: 22.88%
  • Two or more races: 3.61%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
  • Asian: 0.11%
The current population of Sheffield, Alabama is 8,794, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,894.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,039.

Sheffield, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,48072.11%
Black or African American2,05622.88%
Two or More Races3243.61%
Some Other Race450.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.32%
Asian100.11%

Sheffield Population Pyramid 2020

Sheffield Median Age

44.9


Total

42.8


Male

46.3


Female

Sheffield Adults

There are 7,200 adults, (1,932 of whom are seniors) in Sheffield.

Sheffield Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sheffield Sex Ratio

Female

4,954

55.13%

Male

4,032

44.87%

Sheffield Households and Families

Sheffield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sheffield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
Male68.8%31.2%
All58.6%41.4%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family47.4%52.6%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0452.2258.6
Non Family1,8111.1147.4
Married1,4092.8374.4
Female5753.4650.6
Male2503.9268.8

3.02

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sheffield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3655.57%
9th to 12th Grade93114.21%
High School Graduate2,05931.42%
Some College1,31120.00%
Associates Degree4917.49%
Bachelors Degree90213.76%
Graduate Degree4957.55%

Sheffield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8674,0521,269
Black1,382995117
Hispanic166968
Multiple Races64523
Other Race453
Native American4129
Islander2929
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 26.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,672$34,835$24,118
Less Than High School$27,143$30,087$25,721
High School Grad$25,872$36,339$20,669
Some College$24,817$33,984$22,972
Bachelors Degree$34,097$43,864$32,083
Graduate Degree$72,500$81,429$51,204

$27,672

Average Earnings

$34,835

Average Male

$24,118

Average Female

Sheffield Language

Sheffield Language by Age

Sheffield Language

97.07% of Sheffield residents speak only English, while 2.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Sheffield Poverty

Sheffield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,2161,09417.60%
Black2,05274136.11%
Multiple32321265.63%
Hispanic2753914.18%
Other453986.67%
Native412970.73%

23.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.75%

Male Poverty Rate

26.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sheffield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sheffield is Other, with 86.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sheffield is Hispanic, with 14.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.64%
High School25.74%
Some College13.71%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.13%
Male Unemployed52.22%
Female Employed10.95%
Male Employed5.87%

Sheffield Income

Sheffield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,688$50,632
Families$45,247$66,148
Married Families$55,668-
Non Families$22,261$29,908

Sheffield Marital Status

Sheffield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sheffield Married by Age and Sex

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

Sheffield Veterans

543

Number of Veterans

475

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam178
Second Gulf War118
Korea55
First Gulf War45
World War II19
Name Veterans % of Total
White4337.92%
Black925.96%
2 or More1522.73%
Hispanic84.82%
Asian330.00%

$Sheffield Veterans by Education

11.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sheffield Employment Status

51.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sheffield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.93%

Born in Alabama

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.17% of Sheffield residents were born in the United States, with 77.93% having been born in Alabama. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,794-50-0.57%
20198,844-50-0.56%
20188,894-38-0.43%
20178,932-50-0.56%
20168,982-68-0.75%
20159,050-33-0.36%
20149,083250.28%
20139,058370.41%
20129,021230.26%
20118,998-42-0.46%
20109,040-612-0.65%
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%