Location in Coosa County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||6.53 sq mi (16.90 km2)|
|• Land||6.49 sq mi (16.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||840 ft (256 m)|
|• Density||227/sq mi (87.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0159683|
Goodwater is located near the northeast corner of Coosa County at .
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,633 people, 621 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 249.6 people per square mile (96.4/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 111.1 per square mile (42.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.30% Black or African American, 25.66% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,188, and the median income for a family was $28,819. Males had a median income of $22,414 versus $17,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,602. About 21.0% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Robert Daniel Carmichael, mathematician for whom Carmichael numbers are named
- Colonel Hartley A. Moon, adjutant general of Alabama
- Jamario Moon, professional basketball player
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Goodwater town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Thomas Koshy (8 May 2007). Elementary Number Theory with Applications. Academic Press. p. 339. ISBN 978-0-08-054709-1.