Millport, Alabama

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Millport, Alabama
Town
Location in Lamar County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lamar County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°33′37″N 88°4′49″W / 33.56028°N 88.08028°W / 33.56028; -88.08028Coordinates: 33°33′37″N 88°4′49″W / 33.56028°N 88.08028°W / 33.56028; -88.08028
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lamar
Area
 • Total 5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Land 5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,160
 • Density 214.8/sq mi (82.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35576
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-48808
GNIS feature ID 0122845

Millport is a town in Lamar County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,160.

Geography[edit]

Millport is located at 33°33′37″N 88°04′49″W / 33.560275°N 88.080262°W / 33.560275; -88.080262.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.18% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,160 people, 495 households, and 328 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.7 people per square mile (82.5/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 103.3 per square mile (39.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.52% White, 33.97% Black, 0.09% Native American, and 0.43% from two or more races.

There were 495 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% 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 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $33,869. Males had a median income of $30,521 versus $17,396 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,822. About 18.2% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 28.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

  • Mayor: Icie Wriley
  • Town Clerk:
  • Chief of Police: Charles White
  • Fire Chief: Tim Fields
  • Water Department: Larry Leonard
  • Inventor of Internet: Philip Tomlin
  • Lover of the Inventor of Internet: April Anthony

Notable natives[edit]

2005 bankruptcy[edit]

Millport filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2005 after mayor Waymon Fields, who was a former banker and was elected in 2004, discovered that the town was almost $3.5 million behind in payments and was facing its water and sewer system being taken over by the federal government because of missed payments. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080623/NEWS/221197967/-1/NIE