Kinston, Alabama

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Kinston, Alabama
Town
Location in Coffee County and the state of Alabama
Location in Coffee County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°13′14″N 86°10′15″W / 31.22056°N 86.17083°W / 31.22056; -86.17083
Country United States
State Alabama
County Coffee
Area
 • Total 4.91 sq mi (12.72 km2)
 • Land 4.88 sq mi (12.65 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 602
 • Density 111/sq mi (42.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36453
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-40096
GNIS feature ID 0151962

Kinston is a town in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 540.[1] It is part of the Enterprise Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

On March 10, 2009, in the Alabama towns of Kinston, Samson and Geneva, Michael McLendon killed several people before committing suicide.[2]

Geography[edit]

Kinston is located in the southwest corner of Coffee County at 31°13′14″N 86°10′15″W / 31.22056°N 86.17083°W / 31.22056; -86.17083 (31.220503, -86.170782).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.49%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 602 people, 257 households, and 168 families residing in the town. The population density was 123.4 people per square mile (47.6/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 63.4 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.52% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 4.98% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 257 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $16,838 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,738. About 10.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Kinston is home to Kinston High School,[5] whose mascot is the Bulldogs.[6] In 1966 and 1968 the Bulldogs won the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class A state basketball tournament.[6] They won the state title again in 1981.[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kinston town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Donna Francavilla (March 11, 2009). "Alabama gunman kills 10 in rampage". Agence France-Presse. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Kinston High School". U.S. News. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Rex Sanders (March 7, 1979). "Tradition Returns as Kinston Advances". The Tuscaloosa News. 
  7. ^ Steve Martin (March 1, 1981). "Happy Birthday, Coaches". The Tuscaloosa News. 
  8. ^ Colin Larkin (27 May 2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8. 

Coordinates: 31°13′14″N 86°10′15″W / 31.220503°N 86.170782°W / 31.220503; -86.170782