Location in St. Clair County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||16.9 sq mi (43.7 km2)|
|• Land||16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||561 ft (171 m)|
|• Density||113.5/sq mi (43.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0164825|
Ragland is a town in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States southeast of Ashville. At the 2000 census the population was 1,918. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area. An F4 tornado struck from the southwest on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1994 at 10:55 a.m. At 11:27 a.m., the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee counties. Twelve minutes later, the tornado destroyed Piedmont's Goshen United Methodist Church.
Ragland is located at .(33.743415, -86.142268)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km2), of which, 16.8 square miles (44 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.71%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,918 people, 729 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 114.5 people per square mile (44.2/km²). There were 840 housing units at an average density of 50.1 per square mile (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.17% White, 17.00% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races.
There were 729 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,152, and the median income for a family was $36,034. Males had a median income of $27,468 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,531. About 15.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Ray Treadaway, Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators
- Rudy York, native of Ragland, Major League Baseball player
- "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.
- Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) . The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th edition ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8.
Mayor Lanis White