These Are The 20 Best Small Towns In Alabama For 2019


We used science and data to determine which small towns in Alabama are the best of the best.

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You’ve seen these lists before: Best places to live in Alabama, Most Beautiful Downtowns, etc., etc. But all of them focus on major cities and towns in the Heart Of Dixie and no one pays attention to the little guy.

Well, that’s all about to change as we put together a list of the best small towns in Alabama based on numbers–not opinions or hearsay.

We’ll dive right into our methodology in the next section; but first, we thought you might just want to know which places in Alabama ranked the based–you know, based on science.

Before we get to the top 20, here’s a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Alabama for 2019:

  1. Indian Springs Village (Homes)
  2. Blue Ridge (Homes)
  3. Lake View (Homes)
  4. Kimberly (Homes)
  5. Redland (Homes)
  6. Priceville (Homes)
  7. Morris (Homes)
  8. Mount Olive CDP (Jefferson County) (Homes)
  9. Shoal Creek (Homes)
  10. Springville (Homes)

If you live in one of these small towns like Indian Springs Village, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you–keep reading and we’ll get to just why these small towns made our list.

For more reading on the Heart Of Dixie check out:

How We Determined The Coolest Towns In Alabama

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the most recent data from the Census’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the criteria we used:

  • Population Density (Higher is better)
  • Lowest Unemployment Rates
  • Housing costs (Higher is better. More demand.)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Higher is better)
  • Highly Educated Adults (Higher is better)
  • Insurance Rates (Higher is better)
  • Commute Times (Lower is better)

We looked at places with populations lower than 5,000 people and greater than 1,000, of which, there were a lot – 194 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 194, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Alabama. Top of that list — Indian Springs Village.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 20 best small towns in Alabama.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,578
Median Income: $102,000 (2nd Best)
Median Home Value: $335,600 (2nd Best)
More on Indian Springs Village: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,603
Median Income: $97,619 (3rd Best)
Median Home Value: $261,300 (4th Best)
More on Blue Ridge: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,967
Median Income: $83,333 (8th Best)
Median Home Value: $196,500 (9th Best)
More on Lake View: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,960
Median Income: $76,438 (12th Best)
Median Home Value: $177,300 (15th Best)
More on Kimberly: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,030
Median Income: $86,140 (7th Best)
Median Home Value: $234,900 (5th Best)
More on Redland: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,179
Median Income: $91,146 (4th Best)
Median Home Value: $180,100 (12th Best)
More on Priceville: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,810
Median Income: $70,139 (19th Best)
Median Home Value: $179,000 (14th Best)
More on Morris: Data | Homes For Sale

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,917
Median Income: $68,860 (20th Best)
Median Home Value: $156,400 (23rd Best)
More on Mount Olive Cdp (Jefferson County): Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,376
Median Income: $133,281 (1st Best)
Median Home Value: $424,500 (1st Best)
More on Shoal Creek: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,183
Median Income: $78,199 (10th Best)
Median Home Value: $200,800 (8th Best)
More on Springville: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,068
Median Income: $78,125 (11th Best)
Median Home Value: $157,700 (20th Best)
More on Trinity: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,653
Median Income: $65,360 (22nd Best)
Median Home Value: $142,200 (33rd Best)
More on Margaret: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,262
Median Income: $79,323 (9th Best)
Median Home Value: $227,500 (6th Best)
More on Dauphin Island: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,713
Median Income: $54,306 (39th Best)
Median Home Value: $138,700 (36th Best)
More on Rehobeth: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,294
Median Income: $48,250 (62nd Best)
Median Home Value: $127,500 (49th Best)
More on Hokes Bluff: Data | Homes For Sale

Argo, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,191
Median Income: $61,369 (27th Best)
Median Home Value: $171,200 (16th Best)
More on Argo: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,537
Median Income: $62,902 (25th Best)
Median Home Value: $148,100 (32nd Best)
More on Pine Level: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,141
Median Income: $72,500 (14th Best)
Median Home Value: $191,000 (11th Best)
More on Deatsville: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,572
Median Income: $70,515 (18th Best)
Median Home Value: $194,000 (10th Best)
More on Choccolocco: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,750
Median Income: $57,464 (31st Best)
Median Home Value: $150,700 (27th Best)
More on Concord: Data | Homes For Sale

Science Can Tackle Any Issue, Even Small Ones

We said it once and we’ll say it again — this list: it’s just science. We did the research, we crunched the numbers, and it turns out, these 20 small towns in Alabama are the best, in which to live.

And who can argue with that?

If you’re curious, here are the worst small towns in Alabama:

  1. Clio
  2. Mosses
  3. Cordova

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Alabama

Rank City Population Median Income Median Home Value
1 Indian Springs Village 2,578 $102,000.0 $335,600.0
2 Blue Ridge 1,603 $97,619.0 $261,300.0
3 Lake View 2,967 $83,333.0 $196,500.0
4 Kimberly 2,960 $76,438.0 $177,300.0
5 Redland 4,030 $86,140.0 $234,900.0
6 Priceville 3,179 $91,146.0 $180,100.0
7 Morris 1,810 $70,139.0 $179,000.0
8 Mount Olive Cdp (Jefferson County) 3,917 $68,860.0 $156,400.0
9 Shoal Creek 1,376 $133,281.0 $424,500.0
10 Springville 4,183 $78,199.0 $200,800.0
11 Trinity 2,068 $78,125.0 $157,700.0
12 Margaret 4,653 $65,360.0 $142,200.0
13 Dauphin Island 1,262 $79,323.0 $227,500.0
14 Rehobeth 1,713 $54,306.0 $138,700.0
15 Hokes Bluff 4,294 $48,250.0 $127,500.0
16 Argo 4,191 $61,369.0 $171,200.0
17 Pine Level 4,537 $62,902.0 $148,100.0
18 Deatsville 1,141 $72,500.0 $191,000.0
19 Choccolocco 2,572 $70,515.0 $194,000.0
20 Concord 1,750 $57,464.0 $150,700.0
21 Smoke Rise 2,383 $87,500.0 $165,700.0
22 Coaling 1,656 $63,542.0 $149,600.0
23 Sardis City 1,649 $53,125.0 $135,000.0
24 Killen 1,073 $56,964.0 $138,400.0
25 Level Plains 2,060 $66,875.0 $166,700.0
26 Brookwood 2,085 $57,844.0 $129,400.0
27 Emerald Mountain 3,104 $90,682.0 $220,200.0
28 Alexandria 4,202 $70,656.0 $120,300.0
29 Excel 1,092 $40,625.0 $122,500.0
30 Vance 1,600 $64,643.0 $135,000.0
31 Odenville 3,713 $72,527.0 $140,800.0
32 Axis 1,336 $49,915.0 $118,100.0
33 Hayden 1,207 $52,852.0 $127,300.0
34 Grant 1,017 $54,583.0 $156,800.0
35 Owens Cross Roads 1,795 $72,083.0 $131,000.0
36 Thomasville 4,026 $34,910.0 $108,900.0
37 Columbiana 4,343 $40,617.0 $157,000.0
38 Point Clear 2,761 $54,025.0 $288,600.0
39 Moundville 2,650 $50,865.0 $126,500.0
40 Cottondale 3,746 $51,875.0 $117,500.0
41 Ashford 2,209 $43,527.0 $128,500.0
42 Valley Grande 3,815 $61,114.0 $115,600.0
43 Camden 2,401 $33,295.0 $110,700.0
44 Headland 4,648 $48,877.0 $148,900.0
45 Westover 1,408 $56,989.0 $180,100.0
46 Hazel Green 3,554 $39,563.0 $130,200.0
47 Rock Creek 1,338 $54,779.0 $118,900.0
48 Centreville 2,686 $47,750.0 $121,700.0
49 Leesburg 1,156 $51,154.0 $151,100.0
50 Sumiton 2,662 $40,114.0 $132,100.0
51 New Hope 2,817 $50,465.0 $120,300.0
52 Sylvan Springs 1,598 $60,167.0 $154,100.0
53 Winfield 4,292 $36,726.0 $120,600.0
54 Holtville 4,402 $57,423.0 $166,600.0
55 Sylvania 2,231 $44,022.0 $101,200.0
56 Weaver 3,068 $50,377.0 $106,200.0
57 Coosada 1,169 $45,104.0 $156,300.0
58 Grove Hill 1,555 $38,365.0 $141,700.0
59 Moulton 3,310 $31,540.0 $92,600.0
60 Fyffe 1,478 $44,938.0 $113,700.0
61 Semmes 4,554 $50,505.0 $137,700.0
62 Minor 1,008 $53,650.0 $81,300.0
63 New Union 1,100 $46,797.0 $85,100.0
64 Cedar Bluff 2,003 $33,264.0 $89,600.0
65 Lineville 2,491 $32,317.0 $95,600.0
66 Cowarts 2,152 $38,661.0 $98,500.0
67 Lookout Mountain 1,721 $52,396.0 $121,600.0
68 Thorsby 2,008 $52,500.0 $119,300.0
69 Brent 4,874 $35,284.0 $99,700.0
70 Grand Bay 4,076 $61,925.0 $124,100.0
71 Fayette 4,421 $32,074.0 $79,100.0
72 Creola 1,738 $54,732.0 $115,900.0
73 Coats Bend 1,644 $44,673.0 $84,800.0
74 Huguley 2,335 $43,151.0 $79,800.0
75 Luverne 2,769 $35,217.0 $92,200.0
76 Wilsonville 2,104 $54,333.0 $118,400.0
77 Littleville 1,152 $44,792.0 $88,000.0
78 Woodstock 2,219 $70,625.0 $115,100.0
79 Tidmore Bend 1,303 $52,419.0 $98,700.0
80 Ohatchee 1,187 $52,330.0 $129,300.0
81 Munford 1,204 $36,080.0 $82,100.0
82 Tallassee 4,970 $45,863.0 $86,900.0
83 Abbeville 2,594 $40,724.0 $80,200.0
84 Elberta 1,612 $36,333.0 $109,900.0
85 Butler 2,240 $31,200.0 $85,700.0
86 Millport 1,087 $28,750.0 $68,200.0
87 Kinsey 2,264 $36,964.0 $86,700.0
88 Adamsville 4,404 $49,077.0 $97,100.0
89 Sulligent 1,883 $22,217.0 $86,400.0
90 Brantleyville 1,015 $44,830.0 $35,900.0
91 Notasulga 1,037 $40,580.0 $85,700.0
92 Ardmore 1,490 $38,000.0 $109,600.0
93 Hanceville 3,297 $31,424.0 $90,900.0
94 Hackleburg 1,281 $36,136.0 $76,300.0
95 Ashland 2,113 $27,264.0 $133,000.0
96 New Market 1,306 $50,057.0 $125,500.0
97 Centre 3,514 $29,700.0 $95,500.0
98 Citronelle 3,912 $41,927.0 $109,000.0
99 Taylor 2,852 $42,591.0 $87,500.0
100 Childersburg 4,991 $35,100.0 $103,200.0

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