Addison, Alabama

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Addison, Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°12′0″N 87°10′40″W / 34.20000°N 87.17778°W / 34.20000; -87.17778
Country United States
State Alabama
County Winston
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 711
 • Density 206.6/sq mi (79.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35540
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-00484

Addison is a town in Winston County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 758.


Addison is located at 34°12′0″N 87°10′40″W / 34.20000°N 87.17778°W / 34.20000; -87.17778 (34.200042, -87.177851).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 590
1960 343 −41.9%
1970 692 101.7%
1980 746 7.8%
1990 626 −16.1%
2000 723 15.5%
2010 758 4.8%
Est. 2014 749 [3] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the 2010 Census Addison had a population of 757. The population was 99.1% white, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from two or more races and 0.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race.[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 723 people, 315 households, and 219 families residing in the town. The population density was 205.7 people per square mile (79.5/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 96.5 per square mile (37.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.45% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.14% from two or more races. 0.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 315 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,235, and the median income for a family was $31,146. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,973. About 16.3% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

Addison's major industry has been the mobile home industry since the 1960s. It is the home of Cavalier Homes and Southern Energy. More people work in Addison than live in the community.

Addison High School[edit]

Addison is home to Addison High School, a member of the Winston County School System. The athletic teams of the school are nicknamed the Bulldogs. Addison had the most successful sports program in class 1-A in 2005 winning state championships in football and volleyball.

The school has had a competitive football team since coach A.G. Hicks came to Addison in the mid-1950s starting a tradition of teams known for great defense. In 1970 Addison won the state championship, going 13-0, and allowing only one touchdown to be scored against its defense. In 1976 the Bulldogs won their second state football championship under head coach Allen Stephenson. Randy White led the Bulldogs to a third championship in 2005.

The volleyball program, under coach Pam Wilkins, won three straight state championships from 2003 to 2005, and was undefeated in 2005. The varsity girls volleyball program won a 2A state championship in 2009, after being 2A runner-up in 2008. They also won the state volleyball championship for 1A for 2010. The girls won another state championship under Pam Wilkins in 2013. The girl's softball program, led by coach Debbie Thompson, won a state championship in 1996.

Notable person[edit]

  • Pat Buttram, movie and television actor, born in Addison


  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ 2010 US Census report of race and Hispanic or Latino by place]
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 34°12′00″N 87°10′40″W / 34.200042°N 87.177851°W / 34.200042; -87.177851