Pickensville, Alabama

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Pickensville, Alabama
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°13′50″N 88°16′21″W / 33.23056°N 88.27250°W / 33.23056; -88.27250
Country United States
State Alabama
County Pickens
 • Total 10 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Land 7.7 sq mi (20.1 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 662
 • Density 66.2/sq mi (25.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-59592
GNIS feature ID 0152888

Pickensville is a town in Pickens County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 662.


Pickensville is located at 33°13′50″N 88°16′21″W / 33.23056°N 88.27250°W / 33.23056; -88.27250 (33.230693, -88.272554).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26 km2), of which 7.8 square miles (20 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (22.73%) is water.


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 608 people residing in the town. 63.5% were African American, 36.2% White and 0.3% Native American.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 662 people, 255 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 85.4 people per square mile (33.0/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 50.6 per square mile (19.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 35.35% White, 62.99% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races.

There were 255 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,357, and the median income for a family was $28,036. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $22,955 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,575. About 29.2% of families and 34.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.6% of those under age 18 and 53.2% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

The snagboat Montgomery, now located at the Tom Bevill Museum in Pickensville

Pickensville is home to the Tom Bevill Visitors Center. The Tom Bevill Visitors Center and Museum is a replica of an antebellum plantation mansion built on the Tombigbee River. It houses exhibits on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and was named for former U.S. Representative from Alabama Tom Bevill, who chaired the congressional committee that approved funding for the waterway project. The Montgomery, a 1925 restored snagboat, is located at the Museum and operated as a museum ship.


Pickensville was formerly home to a now-defunct female seminary, the Pickensville Female Institute, incorporated in 1848.[3]

Notable people[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. ^ Alabama (1848). Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. J. Boardman. p. 216. 

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Coordinates: 33°13′50″N 88°16′21″W / 33.230693°N 88.272554°W / 33.230693; -88.272554