Location in Lee County & Macon County, Alabama
|• Total||14 sq mi (36.1 km2)|
|• Land||13.9 sq mi (36 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||512 ft (512 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0152715|
Notasulga is a town in Lee and Macon counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 916. The portion in Lee County is part of the Auburn Metropolitan Area. Author Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga in 1891.
Notasulga is located at (32.560821, -85.667631).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14 square miles (36 km2), of which 13.9 square miles (36 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.43%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 916 people, 393 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.9 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 32.1 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.27% White, 32.42% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 393 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% 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 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,307, and the median income for a family was $34,479. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,684 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,115. About 10.7% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.
Notasulga elects a mayor and five city council members every four years.
2012 Mayor and Council:
- Mayor - Tommy Miller
- Council District 1 - Cecil R. Langford, Jr.
- Council District 2 - Terry Broach
- Council District 3 - Anthony Tew
- Council District 4 - Scott Barnhart
- Council District 5 - Robin Collins
- Police Chief - Michael Knowles
- Fire Chief - Michael Whitman
- Superintendent - Tony McCarty
- Valerie Boyd, journalist, author, and cultural critic
- John K. Hodnette, electrical engineer at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation who was awarded the IEEE Edison Medal in 1957
- Zora Neale Hurston - anthropolist, novelist
- J. Ed Livingston, jurist and the Twenty-third Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1951 through 1971
The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Rosenwald School were both used as meeting and testing places for participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (also known as the "Tuskegee Experiments"). The buildings are located in Notasulga, and both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Shiloh-Rosenwald School
- "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.
- Valerie Boyd (4 October 2011). Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Simon and Schuster. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4391-2541-0.