Weaver, Alabama

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Weaver, Alabama
City
Weaver is located in Alabama
Weaver
Weaver
Location in Alabama
Coordinates: 33°45′21″N 85°48′31″W / 33.75583°N 85.80861°W / 33.75583; -85.80861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 3.47 sq mi (8.99 km2)
 • Land 3.47 sq mi (8.98 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,038
 • Density 877/sq mi (338.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36277
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-80352
GNIS feature ID 0153910
Website www.weaver-alabama.org

Weaver is a city in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,038.[1] It is included in the Anniston-Oxford, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Weaver is located at 33°45′21″N 85°48′31″W / 33.755701°N 85.808541°W / 33.755701; -85.808541Coordinates: 33°45′21″N 85°48′31″W / 33.755701°N 85.808541°W / 33.755701; -85.808541[2] and is bordered by the city of Anniston to the south.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weaver has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.12%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,619 people, 1,020 households, and 775 families residing in the city. The population density was 990.0 people per square mile (381.6/km²). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 428.3 per square mile (165.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.06% White, 8.67% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 2.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,020 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,573, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $33,100 versus $18,547 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,182. About 8.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Currently (2013) the mayor of the City of Weaver is Wayne Willis.

Education[edit]

Weaver is home to two public schools:

  • Weaver High School (Grades 7-12)
  • Weaver Elementary School (Grades K-6)

The public schools in Weaver are run by Calhoun County Schools. Weaver High School's sports teams, the Bearcats, compete in Class 3A of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA).

Weaver High School[4] has served as a cornerstone and community center for Weaver, Alabama since 1968. The school holds various AHSAA records but none as dominating as the 221 consecutive dual-meet record,[5] which is accredited to Coach Gene Taylor from Lincoln, Alabama. Currently, Coach Andy Fulmer and his team of Weaver High School Bearcats earned a 27th individual state title[6] achieved by Christian Cortez; furthermore, making him the 3rd ASHAA State Champion under the instruction, coaching and mentorship of Andy Fulmer. Others to receive state titles within the Fulmer era are Jake Taylor, Daren Allison and DeAnthony Smith.

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