Epes, Alabama

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Epes, Alabama
Location in Sumter County and the state of Alabama
Location in Sumter County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°41′25″N 88°7′27″W / 32.69028°N 88.12417°W / 32.69028; -88.12417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Sumter
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 206
 • Density 108.4/sq mi (41.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35460
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-24256
GNIS feature ID 0118012
Website http://www.cityofepesalabama.com/

Epes is a town in Sumter County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 206.


Epes is located at 32°41′26″N 88°7′27″W / 32.69056°N 88.12417°W / 32.69056; -88.12417 (32.690497, -88.124182).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 206 people, 80 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.1 people per square mile (41.4/km2). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 54.6 per square mile (21.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 15.53% White, 83.98% Black or African American and 0.49% Native American.

There were 80 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $14,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,404. About 22.2% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.0% of those sixty five or over.

Crossing the Tenn-Tom Waterway at Epes, Alabama (railroad bridge seen from U.S. Route 11 bridge)

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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Epes has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Epes, Alabama

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Coordinates: 32°41′26″N 88°07′27″W / 32.690497°N 88.124182°W / 32.690497; -88.124182