Belk, Alabama

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Belk, Alabama
Location in Fayette County and the state of Alabama
Location in Fayette County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°38′45″N 87°55′51″W / 33.64583°N 87.93083°W / 33.64583; -87.93083
Country United States
State Alabama
County Fayette
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 205
 • Density 164.6/sq mi (62.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35545
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-05164
GNIS feature ID 0113846

Belk is a town in Fayette County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 214. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 211. [1]


Belk is located at 33°38′45″N 87°55′51″W / 33.64583°N 87.93083°W / 33.64583; -87.93083 (33.645856, -87.930934)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 214 people, 97 households, and 70 families residing in the town. The population density was 160.9 people per square mile (62.1/km2). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 83.4 per square mile (32.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.20% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 1.40% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 97 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,848. About 2.8% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under the age of 18 and 10.7% of those 65 or over.


Ronald Waldrop has been Mayor since the year 2000.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 33°38′45″N 87°55′51″W / 33.645856°N 87.930934°W / 33.645856; -87.930934