Brantley, Alabama

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Brantley, Alabama
Town
Brantley in 2012
Brantley in 2012
Nickname(s): "Front Porch Capital of the South"
Location in Crenshaw County and the state of Alabama
Location in Crenshaw County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°35′3″N 86°15′23″W / 31.58417°N 86.25639°W / 31.58417; -86.25639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Crenshaw
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 915
 • Density 287.5/sq mi (112.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36009
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-09016
GNIS feature ID 0154995
Website http://www.townofbrantley.com/

Brantley is a town in Crenshaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 920. It is the home of former NBA stars Chuck Person and Wesley Person. Brantley is located at 31°35'4" North, 86°15'24" West (31.584365, −86.256651)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and none is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 920 people, 406 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 291.1 people per square mile (112.4/km2). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 147.8 per square mile (57.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 59.35% White, 40.22% Black or African American and 0.43% Native American. 0.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 406 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 73.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,574, and the median income for a family was $30,078. Males had a median income of $26,063 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,108. About 18.8% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Brantley Public Schools are part of the Crenshaw County School District. Schools in the district include Luverne High School, Highland Home School and Brantley High School.

Randy Wilkes is the Superintendent of Schools.[4]

Gallery[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, Brantley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [5]

Climate data for Brantley, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(58)
17
(62)
21
(69)
26
(79)
29
(85)
33
(91)
34
(93)
33
(92)
31
(88)
26
(79)
21
(70)
17
(62)
25.2
(77.3)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
2
(35)
5
(41)
10
(50)
14
(57)
18
(64)
20
(68)
19
(67)
17
(62)
9
(49)
4
(40)
1
(34)
9.9
(49.9)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
13.2
(5.2)
16
(6.3)
12.2
(4.8)
10.4
(4.1)
11.2
(4.4)
15
(6)
13.7
(5.4)
10.7
(4.2)
5.8
(2.3)
8.9
(3.5)
12.4
(4.9)
142.5
(56.1)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. July 10, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Crenshaw County Schools". Crenshaw County Schools. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Brantley, Alabama
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on November 3, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°35′04″N 86°15′24″W / 31.584365°N 86.256651°W / 31.584365; -86.256651