Shorter is a town in Macon County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 474, up from 355 in 2000. According to the 1990 U.S. Census records, it was incorporated in 1984.
Shorter is located at 32°24′5″N 85°56′36″W
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 355 people, 121 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 206.1 people per square mile (79.7/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 77.2 per square mile (29.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82% Black or African American, 16% White, 1% Native American, and 1% from two or more races.
There were 121 households, out of which 36% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42% were married couples living together, 30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23% were non-families. 21% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.45.