Berry, Alabama

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Berry, Alabama
Town
Location in Fayette County and the state of Alabama
Location in Fayette County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°39′28″N 87°36′21″W / 33.65778°N 87.60583°W / 33.65778; -87.60583
Country United States
State Alabama
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 11.2 sq mi (28.9 km2)
 • Land 11.2 sq mi (28.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 1,189
 • Density 110.5/sq mi (42.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35546
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-05932
GNIS feature ID 0113954

Berry is a town in Fayette County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,238. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 1,226. [1]

History[edit]

The town was named for Thompson Berry, a local landowner.[2]

Geography[edit]

Berry is located at 33°39′28″N 87°36′22″W / 33.65778°N 87.60611°W / 33.65778; -87.60611 (33.657836, -87.606084).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29 km2), of which, 11.2 square miles (29 km2) of it is land and 0.09% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 245
1910 372 51.8%
1920 491 32.0%
1930 500 1.8%
1940 639 27.8%
1950 715 11.9%
1960 645 −9.8%
1970 679 5.3%
1980 916 34.9%
1990 1,218 33.0%
2000 1,238 1.6%
2010 1,148 −7.3%
Est. 2014 1,120 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,238 people, 516 households, and 352 families residing in the town. The population density was 110.8 people per square mile (42.8/km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 51.4 per square mile (19.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.44% White, 6.38% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.05% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 516 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.7% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,214, and the median income for a family was $26,083. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,635. About 31.4% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under age 18 and 30.2% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 1,148 people, 506 households, and 316 families residing in the town. The population density was 110 people per square mile (42/km2). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 53.2 per square mile (20/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.8% White, 7.4% Black or African American, 0.0% Native American, .6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. .8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 506 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,792, and the median income for a family was $32,350. Males had a median income of $26,346 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,960. About 20.8% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Berry has one elementary school and one high school. Berry Elementary School has grades Pre-K-6. Berry High School includes grades 7-12. The mascot for both schools is the wildcat. School colors are primarily red, white, and blue.

Industry[edit]

Berry serves as headquarters for Stallion Trailers, Pittsburgh-Midway Chevron Mine, Berry Wood Products, and Piggly Wiggly Grocers. Small businesses, such as Tuugie's Restaurant, Moore's Home and Auto Parts, Smith's Grocery, and Gilbert's Tire and Muffler also support the town's economy. The Bank of Berry, a full-service institution founded in 1911, was privately owned until 2002, when it was purchased by First National Bank, Hamilton.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Fast facts about Berry". The Tuscaloosa News. Jun 9, 2002. pp. 6B. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Bullard, Benjamin (2012-11-30). "Former first lady Jamelle Folsom remembered (Updated with 2004 Times interview)". Cullman Times. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

Coordinates: 33°39′28″N 87°36′22″W / 33.657836°N 87.606084°W / 33.657836; -87.606084