Saks, Alabama

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Saks, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Alabama
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°42′29″N 85°50′39″W / 33.70806°N 85.84417°W / 33.70806; -85.84417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Calhoun
 • Total 12.2 sq mi (31.6 km2)
 • Land 12.2 sq mi (31.5 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,744
 • Density 884/sq mi (341.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-67608
GNIS feature ID 0126228

Saks is an census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 10,744.[1] It is included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Saks is located southwest of the center of Calhoun County at 33°42'29.527" North, 85°50'39.574" West (33.708202, -85.844326).[2] It is bordered by the city of Anniston to the southeast, by Alexandria to the north, and by West End-Cobb Town to the south.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community of Saks has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.6 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (31.5 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.33%, is water.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 11,118
1990 11,138 0.2%
2000 10,698 −4.0%
2010 10,744 0.4%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,698 people, 4,286 households, and 3,141 families residing in the community. The population density was 886.7 people per square mile (342.2/km²). There were 4,680 housing units at an average density of 387.9 per square mile (149.7/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 84.47% White, 12.85% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,286 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the community the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $37,321, and the median income for a family was $42,183. Males had a median income of $30,322 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,792. About 8.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


There is an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school located within the community. These schools are administered by the Calhoun County School System. Saks High School's athletic teams (known as the Wildcats) currently competes in Class 4A of the Alabama High School Athletic Association but will begin competing in Class 3A with the 2010 realignment.


Coordinates: 33°42′30″N 85°50′40″W / 33.708202°N 85.844326°W / 33.708202; -85.844326