North Courtland, Alabama

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North Courtland, Alabama
Location in Lawrence County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lawrence County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°40′35″N 87°18′28″W / 34.67639°N 87.30778°W / 34.67639; -87.30778Coordinates: 34°40′35″N 87°18′28″W / 34.67639°N 87.30778°W / 34.67639; -87.30778
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lawrence
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 568 ft (173 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 799
 • Density 1,598/sq mi (614.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-55044
GNIS feature ID 0136800

North Courtland is a town in Lawrence County, Alabama, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. At the 2000 census, the population of the town was 799.


North Courtland is located at 34°40′35″N 87°18′28″W / 34.676370°N 87.307914°W / 34.676370; -87.307914.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


At the 2000 census,[2] there were 799 people, 330 households and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,535.9 per square mile (593.3/km²). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 703.6 per square mile (271.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 2.38% White, 97.50% Black or African American and 0.13% Native American. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 330 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.3% were married couples living together, 28.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.15.

29.0% fo the population werer under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 75.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.3 males.

The median household income was $19,875 and the median family income was $26,250. Males had a median income of $25,938 compared with $21,058 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,776. About 19.8% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.6% of those under age 18 and 45.8% of those age 65 or over.


  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.