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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Sheffield is a town in Alabama with a population of 8,986. Sheffield is in Colbert County. Living in Sheffield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sheffield there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sheffield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sheffield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Sheffield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    572.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    157.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,065.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,500.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    437.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Sheffield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,688
National
$55,322
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Sheffield Reviews

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Sheffield, Alabama is a town in Northern Alabama and part of the area known locally as " The Shoals". As the "Center of the Shoals" the Sheffield area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including the Tennessee River, TVA Wilson Dam and various other historically significant venues. The overall Real Estate market is very good in Sheffield compared to the surrounding areas. One can purchase much more home for the dollar in Sheffield, as opposed to neighboring Florence or Muscle Shoals. Overall, I would recommend Sheffield for anyone looking to relocate in Northern Alabama.
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I consider Sheffield my second "home town"...friendly neighbors, still have best friends from there..a great downtown revival going on due to a the great Mayor Ian Sanford. My kids attended L.E. Wilson, a great school. This town has and will always have my heart
Well I was recently down in sheffeild two weeks ago. I love it. I currently live in Detroit Michigan. The zip code that I live in is considered the most dangerous area of Detroit.

While I was their I meet such nice people. I meet an older gentleman who's exact words were just come on down. Bring the whole family.

I look forward to moving. I've spoke with the police department their. I've spoke with small business owners. I've never been anywhere we're I've felt so safe that I didn't feel the need to carry a gun. That's the level of safe I felt while on my short vist. I can't wait to move and be a member of this community.