Location in St. Clair County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||9.3 sq mi (24.1 km2)|
|• Land||9.3 sq mi (24.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||699 ft (213 m)|
|• Density||125.7/sq mi (48.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0164749|
Margaret is a city in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,169. As of the 2010 census, the population is 4,428, an increase of 278.8%. Margaret became a city in October 2011.
Margaret is located at .(33.675957, -86.467641)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24 km2), of which, 9.3 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.21%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,169 people, 401 households, and 326 families residing in the city. The population density was 125.8 people per square mile (48.6/km²). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 49.2 per square mile (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.18% White, 32.59% Black or African American, 0.34% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races.
There were 401 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,147, and the median income for a family was $32,019. Males had a median income of $28,798 versus $16,855 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,764. About 14.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Major General Oliver W. Dillard, US Army Retired, became the Army's fifth Black general officer in 1972. He was elected into the Army's Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Alabama Military Hall of Honor in 2013.
- Sammy Price, former running back for the Miami Dolphins
- "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.