Kinsey, Alabama

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Kinsey, Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°17′30″N 85°20′44″W / 31.29167°N 85.34556°W / 31.29167; -85.34556
Country United States
State Alabama
County Houston
 • Total 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Land 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 328 ft (100 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,796
 • Density 148.4/sq mi (57.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36303
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-40072
GNIS feature ID 0121244

Kinsey is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 1,796.

The Town's Motto is "Kinsey, Quality on Tap!" Because Kinsey drills their own water out of a well near the town center.


Kinsey was named for an early postmaster, Eliza Kinsey.[1]


Kinsey is located at 31°17′30″N 85°20′44″W / 31.29167°N 85.34556°W / 31.29167; -85.34556 (31.291688, -85.345487).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), small amount of water, made up of creeks, lakes, and ponds.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,796 people, 687 households, and 509 families residing in the town. The population density was 148.4 people per square mile (57.3/km²). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 63.5 per square mile (24.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 58.07% White, 40.48% Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 687 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,578, and the median income for a family was $33,950. Males had a median income of $25,669 versus $20,227 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,196. About 20.3% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Profile for Kinsey, AL". ePodunk. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.