Coker, Alabama

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Town of Coker[1]
Town
Location in Tuscaloosa County and the state of Alabama
Location in Tuscaloosa County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°14′46″N 87°40′45″W / 33.24611°N 87.67917°W / 33.24611; -87.67917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 207 ft (63 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 979
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35452
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-16312
GNIS feature ID 0116371
Website townofcoker.com

Coker is a town in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 979. It is part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Coker is located at 33°14′47″N 87°40′45″W / 33.24639°N 87.67917°W / 33.24639; -87.67917 (33.246283, -87.679221).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 808
2010 979 21.2%
Est. 2013 984 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2013 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 979 people, 365 households, and 280 families residing in the town. There were 428 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 95.20% White, 2.00% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 304 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,184, and the median income for a family was $50,875. Males had a median income of $40,250 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,543. About 6.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The town of Coker is governed by a mayor and a five person town council. The mayor is Marla Shaw, the mayor pro tem is Caroline Barnes. Serving on the council is Caroline Barnes, Tonya Barringer, Stephen Hysaw, Dodie Morris and James Wilson Sr.[6]

Fire protection is provided by a volunteer fire department. Law enforcement services are provided by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department.

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, Coker has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Alabama 1975, Title 11, Chapter 40, Section 11-40-1
  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 2015-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Town Officials". TownOfCoker.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Coker, Alabama

Coordinates: 33°14′47″N 87°40′45″W / 33.246283°N 87.679221°W / 33.246283; -87.679221