Falkville, Alabama

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Falkville, Alabama
Town
Location in Morgan County and the state of Alabama
Location in Morgan County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°22′18″N 86°54′30″W / 34.37167°N 86.90833°W / 34.37167; -86.90833
Country United States
State Alabama
County Morgan
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,202
 • Density 324.9/sq mi (126.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35622
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-25648
GNIS feature ID 0118175

Falkville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama, in the United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan areas. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town was 1,202.

Geography[edit]

Falkville is located at 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W / 34.37194°N 86.90833°W / 34.37194; -86.90833 (34.371919, -86.908381).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,202 people, 365 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 326.3 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 390 housing units at an average density of 105.9 per square mile (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.26% White, 5.91% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 365 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 32.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 71.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,759. Males had a median income of $29,231 versus $23,365 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,510. About 5.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 31.7% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The community was named for Louis M. Falk, a Prussian merchant who emigrated to America in 1856. Falk opened a small general store on the site of Falkville in 1858.

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, Falkville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

References[edit]

  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 Falkville, Alabama

Coordinates: 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W / 34.371919°N 86.908381°W / 34.371919; -86.908381