Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
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|Elevation||220 ft (67 m)|
|• Density||435/sq mi (145/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
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|GNIS feature ID||0118220|
Faunsdale is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 87. The town was named for nearby Faunsdale Plantation. Faunsdale is home to a medium-sized community of Amish Mennonites and the only Amish Mennonite community in this area of Alabama outside of Greensboro, Alabama. The town is also home to the only Amish Mennonite Church in the area, Cedarcrest Mennonite Church.
Every spring the town sponsors the annual Faunsdale Crawfish Festival, serving authentic Southern cooking on the street, with music and dancing. The same week, the bi-annual Faunsdale Biker Rally is within walking distance. It is an adult-only event, with bikers from all over the state in attendance.
A number of National Register of Historic Places-listed plantations are located a few miles from Faunsdale. They include Battersea, Bermuda Hill, Cedar Crest, Cedar Grove Plantation, Cedar Haven, Cuba Plantation, Faunsdale Plantation, and Roseland Plantation.
As of the census of 2000, there were 87 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 389.2 people per square mile (152.7/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile (63.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.02% White and 45.98% Black or African American. 4.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 34 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,697. There were no families and 3.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, pages 17-18. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Faunsdale Bike Rally". Faunsdale Bike Rally. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2000 census for Faunsdale, Alabama". "U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved 2007-10-14.