Lake Purdy, Alabama

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Lake Purdy is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,799.


Lake Purdy is located at 33°25′43″N 86°41′35″W / 33.42861°N 86.69306°W / 33.42861; -86.69306 (33.428571, -86.693028)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,799 people, 2,789 households, and 1,327 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,936.7 people per square mile (748.8/km²). There were 3,044 housing units at an average density of 1,016.6/sq mi (393.1/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 86.62% White, 7.78% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 4.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 3.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,789 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.4% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the community the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 43.8% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $54,349, and the median income for a family was $91,989. Males had a median income of $49,792 versus $32,188 for females. The per capita income for the community was $39,019. About 0.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 33°25′43″N 86°41′35″W / 33.428571°N 86.693028°W / 33.428571; -86.693028

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