Langston, Alabama

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Langston, Alabama
Location in Jackson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jackson County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°32′5″N 86°4′56″W / 34.53472°N 86.08222°W / 34.53472; -86.08222Coordinates: 34°32′5″N 86°4′56″W / 34.53472°N 86.08222°W / 34.53472; -86.08222
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
 • Total 8.2 sq mi (21.5 km2)
 • Land 5 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 254
 • Density 31/sq mi (11.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35755
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-41368
GNIS feature ID 0151989

Langston is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA-AL Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 254.


Langston is located at 34°32′05″N 86°04′56″W / 34.534817°N 86.082169°W / 34.534817; -86.082169.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), of which, 5.0 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it (39.06%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 254 people, 109 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.4 people per square mile (19.5/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 38.3 per square mile (14.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.09% White, 3.15% Black or African American and 2.76% Native American.

There were 109 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $42,344. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $29,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,266. About 2.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 13.9% of those sixty five or over.