Shorter, Alabama Population 2020

391

Shorter is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 391, it is the 355th largest city in Alabama and the 14354th largest city in the United States. Shorter is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -17.51% 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 86 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shorter is $48,277 with a poverty rate of 11.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $900 per month, and the median house value is $81,800. The median age in Shorter is 53.6 years, 52 years for males, and 54.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males.

Shorter Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.75%
  • White: 29.79%
  • Two or more races: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shorter, Alabama is 391, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 474.

Shorter, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American30269.75%
White12929.79%
Two or More Races20.46%

Shorter Population Pyramid 2020

Shorter Median Age

53.6


Total

52


Male

54.8


Female

Shorter Adults

There are 359 adults, (124 of whom are seniors) in Shorter.

Shorter Age Dependency

84.3

Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shorter Sex Ratio

Female

234

54.04%

Male

199

45.96%

Shorter Households and Families

Shorter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shorter Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married98.7%1.3%
Female93.2%6.8%
All92.8%7.2%
Male88.5%11.5%
Non Family85.7%14.3%

92.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1942.2392.8
Married752.6898.7
Non Family491.0285.7
Female442.4593.2
Male262.8588.5

2.53

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

2.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shorter Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade175.11%
9th to 12th Grade6519.52%
High School Graduate12437.24%
Some College5616.82%
Associates Degree309.01%
Bachelors Degree298.71%
Graduate Degree123.60%

Shorter Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black23817723
White937218
Multiple Races22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,394$21,875$18,333
Less Than High School$20,809$20,982$
High School Grad$23,750$52,917$13,750
Some College$21,563$22,321$18,750
Bachelors Degree$26,750$$26,500
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,394

Average Earnings

$21,875

Average Male

$18,333

Average Female

Shorter Language

Shorter Language by Age

Shorter Language

99.29% of Shorter residents speak only English, while 0.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Shorter Poverty

Shorter Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2964615.54%
White12943.10%

11.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.31%

Male Poverty Rate

11.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shorter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shorter is Black, with 15.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shorter is White, with 3.10% 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 8.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.83%.

Name Poverty
High School17.74%
Less Than High School17.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.32%
Some College6.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.50%
Male Unemployed9.09%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Shorter Income

Shorter Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,583$48,277
Families$42,788$54,679
Married Families$47,917-
Non Families$21,477$27,053

Shorter Marital Status

Shorter Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Shorter Married by Age and Sex

Shorter 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.

Shorter Marital Status by Race

Shorter Veterans

68

Number of Veterans

55

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
First Gulf War10
Korea5
Second Gulf War3
World War II

$Shorter Veterans by Education

14.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shorter Employment Status

39.3%

Labor Force Participation

32.2%

Employment Rate

18.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shorter 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

85.68%

Born in Alabama

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Shorter residents were born in the United States, with 85.68% having been born in Alabama. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020391-6-1.51%
2019397-6-1.49%
2018403-9-2.18%
2017412-6-1.44%
2016418-6-1.42%
2015424-6-1.40%
2014430-10-2.27%
2013440-16-3.51%
2012456-6-1.30%
20114620.00%
20104620.00%