Mulga, Alabama

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Mulga, Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°33′13″N 86°58′31″W / 33.55361°N 86.97528°W / 33.55361; -86.97528
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 973
 • Density 1,621.7/sq mi (608.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35118
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-52776
GNIS feature ID 0152567

Mulga is a town in western Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. At its 2000 census the population was 973. This town is north from the Birmingham suburb of Pleasant Grove. It includes the community of Bayview. Its communities were damaged by an F5 tornado on April 8, 1998.


Mulga is located at 33°32′56″N 86°58′38″W / 33.54889°N 86.97722°W / 33.54889; -86.97722 (33.548891, -86.977254).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 973 people, 390 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,604.2 people per square mile (615.9/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 700.7 per square mile (269.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.10% White, 13.16% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 390 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $41,382. Males had a median income of $31,438 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,622. About 8.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Phyllis - Popular caller on the Paul Finebaum show. Has put Mulga on the map


Coordinates: 33°32′56″N 86°58′38″W / 33.548891°N 86.977254°W / 33.548891; -86.977254