Eunola, Alabama

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Eunola, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location in Geneva County and the state of Alabama
Location in Geneva County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°2′19″N 85°50′43″W / 31.03861°N 85.84528°W / 31.03861; -85.84528
Country United States
State Alabama
County Geneva
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 243
 • Density 140/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36340
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-24616
GNIS feature ID 0118055

Eunola is a census-designated place and former town in Geneva County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 243.[1] The town was disincorporated in 2007.[2]

Geography[edit]

Eunola is located at 31°2′20″N 85°50′43″W / 31.03889°N 85.84528°W / 31.03889; -85.84528 (31.038766, -85.845415).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (0.76%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 182 people, 87 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 192.8 people per square mile (74.8/km2). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 102.7 per square mile (39.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.56% White, 8.79% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 87 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,120. About 10.2% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.8% of those sixty five or over.

Loss of Charter[edit]

The Town of Eunola was dissolved by the probate and circuit court in 2007 for not holding elections for decades. Attorney Jeffery D. Hatcher of Geneva, Alabama filed suit after the town tried to enforce a property ordinance that was not within the towns limits on behalf of his client. The Alabama Attorney General dismissed a request for a new charter by the former leaders of the town.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°02′20″N 85°50′43″W / 31.038766°N 85.845415°W / 31.038766; -85.845415