Sheffield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,4249291
Median age43.238.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%40%43%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Sheffield, AL has a population of 9,067 and is the 4,235th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,424 per sq mi which is 1447% higher than the Alabama average and 1471% higher than the national average. The median age in Sheffield is 43 which is approximately 12% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Sheffield, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 74% of Sheffield residents were born in Alabama, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sheffield is 1447% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Sheffield is 12% higher than Alabama.
  • In Sheffield 71.74% of the population is White.
  • In Sheffield 21.11% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sheffield 0.64% of the population is Asian.

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Sheffield population breakdown by race

Black or African American21.11%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.56%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.25%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race4.63%1.76%3.06%
Other race1.06%1.28%4.75%
In Sheffield, 3.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Sheffield, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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