Ariton, Alabama

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Ariton, Alabama
Town
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°35′53″N 85°43′7″W / 31.59806°N 85.71861°W / 31.59806; -85.71861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dale
Area
 • Total 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Land 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 746
 • Density 151.4/sq mi (58.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36311
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-02428
GNIS feature ID 0151663

Ariton is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 772. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 755. [1]

Ariton is part of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Ariton is located at 31°35′54″N 85°43′8″W / 31.59833°N 85.71889°W / 31.59833; -85.71889 (31.598204, -85.718761).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 431
1920 625 45.0%
1930 611 −2.2%
1940 561 −8.2%
1950 620 10.5%
1960 687 10.8%
1970 643 −6.4%
1980 844 31.3%
1990 743 −12.0%
2000 772 3.9%
2010 764 −1.0%
Est. 2013 748 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2013 Estimate[4]

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 772 people, 306 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 152.3 people per square mile (58.8/km2). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 66.1 per square mile (25.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 69.30% White, 29.27% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, and 1.30% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 306 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,083, and the median income for a family was $25,781. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,639 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,502. About 25.1% of families and 25.9% 55 of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ariton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [7]

Climate data for Ariton, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
18
(64)
22
(71)
26
(79)
29
(85)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31
(88)
27
(80)
21
(70)
17
(62)
25.5
(77.8)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
9
(48)
12
(54)
17
(62)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
19
(66)
13
(56)
8
(46)
5
(41)
12.8
(55.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 117
(4.6)
130
(5)
145
(5.7)
117
(4.6)
94
(3.7)
117
(4.6)
160
(6.3)
124
(4.9)
109
(4.3)
58
(2.3)
81
(3.2)
124
(4.9)
1,376
(54.1)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°35′54″N 85°43′08″W / 31.598204°N 85.718761°W / 31.598204; -85.718761