Hanceville, Alabama

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Hanceville, Alabama
Motto: "A Positive and Progressive Community"
Hanceville is located in Alabama
Location in Alabama
Coordinates: 34°3′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.06333°N 86.76083°W / 34.06333; -86.76083
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cullman
 • Mayor Kenneth Nail
 • Total 4.23 sq mi (10.95 km2)
 • Land 4.21 sq mi (10.91 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,096
 • Density 733/sq mi (283.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35077
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-32968
GNIS feature ID 0119667
Website cityofhanceville.net

Hanceville is a city in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,096.[1]


Hanceville is located in southeastern Cullman County at 34°3′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.06333°N 86.76083°W / 34.06333; -86.76083 (34.063463, -86.760908).[2] U.S. Route 31 passes through the city, leading north 9 miles (14 km) to Cullman, the county seat, and south 14 miles (23 km) to Smoke Rise.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.34%, is water.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,951 people, 1,167 households, and 710 families residing in the city. The population density was 718.6 people per square mile (277.2/km²). There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 322.2 per square mile (124.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.09% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,167 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 17.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% 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 80.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,351, and the median income for a family was $35,370. Males had a median income of $31,439 versus $18,112 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,371. About 12.5% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.


Hanceville is home to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. The construction began in 1996 and was completed in 1999, under the direction of Mother Angelica of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).


Hanceville High School serves 342 students in grades 9-12. The school colors are purple and gold, and its mascot are the Bulldogs. It is a member of the Cullman County Board of Education.[1] In 2001 the Lady Bulldogs basketball team won the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Championship.[2]

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Coordinates: 34°03′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.063463°N 86.760908°W / 34.063463; -86.760908