York, Alabama

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York, Alabama
City
Downtown York, Alabama
Downtown York, Alabama
York, Alabama is located in Alabama
York, Alabama
York, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°29′36″N 88°17′52″W / 32.49333°N 88.29778°W / 32.49333; -88.29778Coordinates: 32°29′36″N 88°17′52″W / 32.49333°N 88.29778°W / 32.49333; -88.29778
Country United States
State Alabama
County Sumter
Area
 • Total 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,854
 • Density 402/sq mi (156/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36925
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-84096
GNIS feature ID 0129302
Website www.cityyork.com

York is a city in Sumter County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,854.

Geography[edit]

York is located at 32°29′36″N 88°17′52″W / 32.493221°N 88.297845°W / 32.493221; -88.297845.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.28%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,854 people, 1,046 households, and 689 families residing in the city. The population density was 403.2 people per square mile (155.6/km²). There were 1,209 housing units at an average density of 170.8 per square mile (65.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 20.71% White, 78.31% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,046 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.4% were married couples living together, 28.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 75.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,153, and the median income for a family was $23,417. Males had a median income of $28,362 versus $15,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,792. About 34.6% of families and 38.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.6% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

York is home to the Coleman Center for Arts and Culture.

Notable people born in York[edit]

  • Dr. F. N. Nixon, prominent leader in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and 70s. Dr. Nixon was one of the first black elected officials in Sumter County and was instrumental in getting "food stamps" and other federal aid available to the poor black citizens of the Black Belt region. Nixon served as President of the Alabama Missionary Baptist State Convention for nearly four years and pastored Alabama churches for nearly sixty years. He died in October 2006.
  • Mario Austin, star basketball player for Angelico Biella.
  • Opera Singer and Musical Theatre Performer John Willis Brown, born in York to J.W. and Ethel (Armstrong) Brown. John returned to Sumter County and York in the mid - 90's and continues to help educate local youth in the Arts while keeping his hand in as a regional performer. He has led choirs from Sumter County to New York City's Carnegie Hall on three different occasions. John Brown died at his home in York, Al on September 22, 2012. He was 51years old

References[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. ^ "TenerifeCrash.Com". Robert Bragg. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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