Ariton, Alabama

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Ariton, Alabama
Town
Location of Ariton in Dale County, Alabama
Location of Ariton in Dale County, Alabama
Coordinates: 31°35′53″N 85°43′7″W / 31.59806°N 85.71861°W / 31.59806; -85.71861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dale
Area[1]
 • Total 5.09 sq mi (13.18 km2)
 • Land 5.09 sq mi (13.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 764
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 741
 • Density 145.58/sq mi (56.21/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36311
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-02428
GNIS feature ID 0151663

Ariton is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 764.[2] It was incorporated in April 1906.[4] The name is a blend of its two predecessor town names: Ariosto and Charleston.[5]

Ariton is part of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Ariton is located in northwestern Dale County at 31°35′54″N 85°43′8″W / 31.59833°N 85.71889°W / 31.59833; -85.71889 (31.598204, -85.718761).[6] Alabama State Routes 51 and 123 pass through the center of town as Main Street. AL 51 leads northeast 11 miles (18 km) to Clio and southwest 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to U.S. Route 231, while AL 123 leads west 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to US 231 and southeast 12 miles (19 km) to Ozark, the Dale County seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 431
1920 625 45.0%
1930 611 −2.2%
1940 561 −8.2%
1950 620 10.5%
1960 687 10.8%
1970 643 −6.4%
1980 844 31.3%
1990 743 −12.0%
2000 772 3.9%
2010 764 −1.0%
Est. 2016 741 [3] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 772 people, 306 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 152.3 people per square mile (58.8/km2). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 66.1 per square mile (25.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 69.30% White, 29.27% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, and 1.30% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 306 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,083, and the median income for a family was $25,781. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,639 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,502. About 25.1% of families and 25.9% 55 of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ariton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Climate data for Ariton, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
18
(64)
22
(71)
26
(79)
29
(85)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31
(88)
27
(80)
21
(70)
17
(62)
26
(78)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
9
(48)
12
(54)
17
(62)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
19
(66)
13
(56)
8
(46)
5
(41)
13
(55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 117
(4.6)
130
(5)
145
(5.7)
117
(4.6)
94
(3.7)
117
(4.6)
160
(6.3)
124
(4.9)
109
(4.3)
58
(2.3)
81
(3.2)
124
(4.9)
1,374
(54.1)
Source: Weatherbase [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ariton town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3424
  5. ^ Foscue, Virginia O. (1989). Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 9780817304102. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music. McFarland Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7759-3
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Ariton, Alabama
  12. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on November 3, 2013.

Coordinates: 31°35′54″N 85°43′08″W / 31.598204°N 85.718761°W / 31.598204; -85.718761