Shorter, Alabama Population 2024

363

Shorter is a city located in Macon County Alabama. Shorter has a 2024 population of 363. Shorter is currently declining at a rate of -1.63% annually and its population has decreased by -7.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 393 in 2020.

The average household income in Shorter is $47,465 with a poverty rate of 31.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shorter is 59.7 years, 60.8 years for males, and 58 years for females.

Shorter Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 70.93%
  • White: 19.77%
  • Two or more races: 8.43%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
80.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.63% (-30)
The current population of Shorter, Alabama is 363 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 393.

Shorter, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American24470.93%
White6819.77%
Two or more races298.43%
Native American30.87%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shorter Population by Race

Shorter Population Pyramid 2024

Shorter Median Age

59.7

Total

60.8

Male

58

Female

Shorter Adults

There are 263 adults, (126 of whom are seniors) in Shorter.

Shorter Age Dependency

151.1

Age Dependency Ratio

92

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Shorter Sex Ratio

Female15043.6%
Male19456.4%

Shorter Population by Age

Shorter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1452.3777.922.1
Married553.5594.55.5
Non Family551.0249.150.9
Male22295.54.5
Female133.771000
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shorter Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shorter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shorter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.53%.

Shorter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,469

Average Earnings

$31,250

Average Male

$30,357

Average Female

Shorter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shorter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shorter Language

98.15% of Shorter residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Shorter Language

Shorter Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2448233.61%
Hispanic2121100%
Multiple292172.41%
White68710.29%
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31.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.16%

Male Poverty Rate

44.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shorter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shorter is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shorter is White, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.52%. Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.35%.

Shorter Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater37.04%
Less Than 9th Grade32.76%
High School16.5%
Some College16.13%
showing: 4 rows

Shorter Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed14.89%
Female Employed7.69%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Shorter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shorter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shorter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shorter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shorter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Shorter Veterans by War

count

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Shorter Veterans by Age

count

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Shorter Veterans by Race

Shorter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shorter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

31.1%

Labor Force Participation

27%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shorter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shorter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shorter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.37%

Born in Shorter

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.42% of Shorter residents were born in the United States, with 88.37% having been born in Alabama. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shorter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029333-6-1.77%
2028339-6-1.74%
2027345-6-1.71%
2026351-6-1.68%
2025357-6-1.65%
2024363-6-1.63%
2023369-6-1.6%
2022375-6-1.57%
2021381-12-3.05%
202039361.55%
2019387-6-1.53%
2018393-10-2.48%
2017403-8-1.95%
2016411-7-1.67%
2015418-7-1.65%
2014425-6-1.39%
2013431-19-4.22%
2012450-6-1.32%
2011456
2010456
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Shorter Population by Year