Boligee, Alabama

Coordinates: 32°45′50″N 88°01′33″W / 32.763768°N 88.025968°W / 32.763768; -88.025968
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Boligee, Alabama
The U.S. Post Office in Boligee, Alabama, in 2009
The U.S. Post Office in Boligee, Alabama, in 2009
Location of Boligee in Greene County, Alabama.
Location of Boligee in Greene County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°45′49″N 88°1′33″W / 32.76361°N 88.02583°W / 32.76361; -88.02583
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyGreene
Area
 • Total3.96 sq mi (10.27 km2)
 • Land3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
121 ft (37 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total301
 • Density76.18/sq mi (29.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35443
Area codes205, 659
FIPS code01-08104
GNIS feature ID0114691

Boligee /ˈbləˌi/ is a town in Greene County, Alabama, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 301.[2] Although Boligee appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census, according to the 1930 U.S. Census it did not incorporate until 1926, though another source cited 1927.[3]

Boligee has one site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Boligee Hill.[4]

Geography[edit]

Boligee is located at 32°45′50″N 88°1′33″W / 32.76389°N 88.02583°W / 32.76389; -88.02583 (32.763768, -88.025968).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
188036
1930178
194024135.4%
1950168−30.3%
1960134−20.2%
197022567.9%
1980164−27.1%
199026863.4%
200036937.7%
2010328−11.1%
2020301−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

Boligee town, Alabama – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 29 26 8.84% 8.64%
Black or African American alone (NH) 295 270 89.94% 89.70%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 3 5 0.91% 1.66%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1 0 0.30% 0.00%
Total 328 301 100.00% 100.00%

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 369 people, 150 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.3 inhabitants per square mile (36.0/km2). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 45.2 per square mile (17.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 10.57% White, 88.89% Black or African American, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 150 households, out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.0% were married couples living together, 41.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 35.2% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 69.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 60.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $16,146. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,909. About 41.4% of families and 44.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63.3% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Below are photographs taken in Boligee as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Boligee town, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Boligee".
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Boligee town, Alabama". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Boligee town, Alabama". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

32°45′50″N 88°01′33″W / 32.763768°N 88.025968°W / 32.763768; -88.025968