Shorter, Alabama Population 2021

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Shorter is a city located in Macon County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 383, it is the 359th largest city in Alabama and the 14429th largest city in the United States . Shorter is currently declining at a rate of -1.54% annually and its population has decreased by -19.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 474 in 2010. Shorter reached it's highest population of 462 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Shorter has a population density of 84 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shorter is $47,761 with a poverty rate of 12.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $442 per month, and the median house value is $81,900. The median age in Shorter is 56.7 years, 56.8 years for males, and 56.6 years for females.

Shorter Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 68.82%
  • White: 28.09%
  • Asian: 2.53%
  • Two or more races: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shorter, Alabama is 383 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 401.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 474.

Shorter, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24568.82%
White10028.09%
Asian92.53%
Two or More Races20.56%
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Shorter Population by Race

Shorter Population Pyramid $2021

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Shorter Median Age

56.7


Total

56.8


Male

56.6


Female

Shorter Adults

There are 295 adults, (111 of whom are seniors) in Shorter.

Shorter Age Dependency

93.5

Age Dependency Ratio

60.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shorter Sex Ratio

Female

209

58.71%

Male

147

41.29%

Shorter Population by Age

Shorter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shorter Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.9%3.1%
Male95.5%4.5%
Female90.6%9.4%
All88.1%11.9%
Non Family71.4%28.6%

88.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shorter Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1682.1288.1
Married652.6396.9
Non Family491.0271.4
Female322.3890.6
Male222.6895.5

2.49

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Shorter Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade113.87%
9th to 12th Grade6121.48%
High School Graduate10135.56%
Some College5117.96%
Associates Degree3010.56%
Bachelors Degree217.39%
Graduate Degree93.17%
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Shorter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shorter Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black19714120
White766010
Asian99
2+ Races22

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 13.16%.

Shorter Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,447$22,279$17,159
Less Than 9th Grade$20,795$21,250$
High School Graduate$20,417$51,250$13,500
Some College$20,000$22,000$17,250
Bachelors Degree$26,786$$26,786
Graduate Degree$87,500$76,875$

$21,447

Average Earnings

$22,279

Average Male

$17,159

Average Female

Shorter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shorter Language by Age

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Shorter Language

96.29% of Shorter residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Shorter Language

Shorter Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2414016.60%
White10044.00%

12.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.10%

Male Poverty Rate

12.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shorter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shorter is Black, with 16.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shorter is White, with 4.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.46%.

Shorter Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.39%
High School13.86%
Bachelors or Greater13.33%
Some College6.17%

Shorter Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Shorter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shorter Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,000$47,761
Families$41,827$57,364
Married Families$44,219-
Non Families$16,875$23,394
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Income by Household Type

Shorter Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shorter Married by Age and Sex

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Shorter Marriage

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

Shorter Marital Status by Race

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Shorter Marital Status

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54

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam24
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War4
Korea3
World War II

Shorter Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7425
55 to 6418
75+8
35 to 543
18 to 34

Shorter Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3718.14%
White1316.25%
Asian333.33%
2+ Races150.00%

Shorter Veterans by Race

Shorter Veterans by Education

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18.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shorter Veterans by Education

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36.2%

Labor Force Participation

31.7%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Shorter Employment by Age

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Shorter Employment by Race

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Shorter 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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83.43%

Born in Shorter

97.47%

Native Born

2.53%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.47% of Shorter residents were born in the United States, with 83.43% having been born in Alabama. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shorter Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021383-6-1.54%
2020389-6-1.52%
2019395-6-1.50%
2018401-7-1.72%
2017408-9-2.16%
2016417-6-1.42%
2015423-9-2.08%
2014432-5-1.14%
2013437-19-4.17%
2012456-6-1.30%
20114620.00%
20104620.00%

Shorter Population by Year