Elkmont, Alabama

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Elkmont, Alabama
Town
Location in Limestone County and the state of Alabama
Location in Limestone County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°55′48″N 86°58′37″W / 34.93000°N 86.97694°W / 34.93000; -86.97694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Incorporated March 28, 1873[1]
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 470
 • Density 293.8/sq mi (111.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35620
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-23488
GNIS feature ID 0117933

Elkmont is a town in Limestone County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 470.

Geography[edit]

Elkmont is located at 34°55′49″N 86°58′38″W / 34.93028°N 86.97722°W / 34.93028; -86.97722 (34.930155, -86.977086)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2),[2] all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 470 people, 172 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 292.9 people per square mile (113.4/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 117.8 per square mile (45.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.40% White, 15.11% Black or African American, 1.06% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 172 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,771, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,654. About 15.9% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Elkmont is home to the Belle Chevre artisinal goat cheese maker.

The Richard Martin Trail goes through here on the old rail line.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. 1873. pp. 318–321. Retrieved 2013-08-24. "No. 283. AN ACT To incorporate the town of Elkmont, in Limestone County, Alabama." 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°55′49″N 86°58′38″W / 34.930155°N 86.977086°W / 34.930155; -86.977086