Excel is a town in Monroe County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 723. The current mayor is Jenny Countryman.
Excel is the birthplace of former University of Alabama and Dallas Cowboyslinebacker Lee Roy Jordan. Excel High School (3A) provides education for children in and around the town of Excel. Businesses within the town include Dollar General, post office, a "do-it-yourself" car wash, a laundromat, hardware store, a locally-run diner and one bank.
Excel is located at(31.427308, -87.340587).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 723 people, 270 households, and 205 families residing in the town. The population density was 425.3 people per square mile (168.1/km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (68.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 5.0% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% some other race, and 2.4% from two or more races. 0.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 270 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were headed by married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68, and the average family size was 3.11.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.9 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.
For the period 2007-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $34,667, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Male full-time workers had a median income of $40,000 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,863. About 10.7% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.