Detroit, Alabama

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Detroit, Alabama
Location in Lamar County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lamar County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°1′33″N 88°10′18″W / 34.02583°N 88.17167°W / 34.02583; -88.17167
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lamar
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 247
 • Density 176.4/sq mi (70.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35552
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-20392
GNIS feature ID 0117242

Detroit is a town in Lamar County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 247.


Detroit is located at 34°1′33″N 88°10′19″W / 34.02583°N 88.17194°W / 34.02583; -88.17194 (34.025859, -88.171810)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 247 people, 102 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 182.3 people per square mile (70.6/km2). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 92.3 per square mile (35.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 79.35% White and 20.65% Black or African American.

There were 102 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,531, and the median income for a family was $29,750. Males had a median income of $24,643 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,107. About 30.2% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.5% of those sixty five or over.


Coordinates: 34°01′33″N 88°10′19″W / 34.025859°N 88.17181°W / 34.025859; -88.17181