Allgood, Alabama

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Allgood, Alabama
Town
Location in Blount County and the state of Alabama
Location in Blount County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°54′15″N 86°30′59″W / 33.90417°N 86.51639°W / 33.90417; -86.51639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Blount
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 622
 • Density 599/sq mi (231.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35013
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-01396
GNIS feature ID 0113021

Allgood, formerly known as Chepultepec, is a town in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 622.[1]

The mayor, Gene Armstrong, recently made headlines following the passage of Alabama H.B. 56 when he stated, "We managed in the past without illegal immigrants to pick the tomatoes here, and I haven't heard anyone say that if we sent them all home nobody would be left to do that work. When you have 9 percent unemployment, I think that some people who might not have wanted those jobs previously might reconsider."[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Allgood is located in south-central Blount County at 33°54′15″N 86°30′59″W / 33.90417°N 86.51639°W / 33.90417; -86.51639 (33.904216, -86.516428).[2] It is in the Murphree Valley, with Straight Mountain to the southeast and Red Mountain and Sand Mountain to the northwest. Alabama State Route 75 passes through the town, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to Oneonta, the county seat, and southwest 38 miles (61 km) to Birmingham.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 147
1970 272 85.0%
1980 387 42.3%
1990 464 19.9%
2000 629 35.6%
2010 622 −1.1%
Est. 2013 625 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2013 Estimate[4]

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 629 people, 189 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density was 606.6 people per square mile (233.5/km²). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 190.9 per square mile (73.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.94% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 12.08% from other races, and 3.18% from two or more races. 43.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 189 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.80.

In the town the population dispersal was 30.7% under the age of 18, 14.8% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $31,058 versus $25,486 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,729. About 23.4% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Water system controversy[edit]

The town received international press coverage when it posted a notice that residents who failed to "HAVE AN ALABAMA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ALABAMA PICTURE ID CARD ON FILE AT THIS OFFICE" may lose water service. The notice is reported to be a reaction to an anti-illegal immigration bill, Alabama HB 56.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Allgood town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Pilkington, Ed (October 7, 2011), "Alabama immigration threat: prove your legal status or lose water supply", Guardian (London), retrieved 11 October 2011 

Coordinates: 33°54′15″N 86°30′59″W / 33.904216°N 86.516428°W / 33.904216; -86.516428