Calvert, Alabama

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Calvert
AM/NS Calvert's hot dip galvanizing lines in Calvert
AM/NS Calvert's hot dip galvanizing lines in Calvert
Location of Calvert in Mobile County and Washington County, Alabama.
Location of Calvert in Mobile County and Washington County, Alabama.
Calvert is located in Alabama
Calvert
Calvert
Location within Alabama
Coordinates: 31°09′19″N 088°00′36″W / 31.15528°N 88.01000°W / 31.15528; -88.01000Coordinates: 31°09′19″N 088°00′36″W / 31.15528°N 88.01000°W / 31.15528; -88.01000 [1]
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Area
 • Total3.45 sq mi (8.93 km2)
 • Land3.43 sq mi (8.88 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation46 ft (14 m)
Population
 • Total11,620
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
N/A
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36513
Area code(s)251
FIPS code[5][6]01-11488
GNIS ID[1][5]115421

Calvert is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Mobile and Washington counties, Alabama, United States.[1][7] It is located in the extreme northeastern corner of the county near the Tombigbee River, along U.S. Route 43. As of the 2010 census, its population was 277.[3]

German technology conglomerate ThyssenKrupp broke ground on a US$4.65 billion stainless and carbon steel processing facility in Calvert in 2007. The facility became operational in July 2010.[8][9] ThyssenKrupp's stainless steel division, Inoxum, including the stainless portion of the Calvert plant, was sold to Finnish stainless steel company Outokumpu in 2012.[10] The remaining portion of the ThyssenKrupp plant with a production capacity of 5.3 million metric tons that includes a hot strip mill, cold roll mill and four coating lines, was purchased by a 50/50 joint partnership of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel in February 2014 for $1.5 billion and renamed AM/NS Calvert. It is the region's 2nd largest industrial employer.[11][12]

Geography[edit]

Calvert is located at 31°09′16″N 088°00′36″W / 31.15444°N 88.01000°W / 31.15444; -88.01000, at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m).[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

Education[edit]

Residents of the Mobile County section are zoned to Mobile County Public School System campuses.[14] Residents of that section are zoned to Citronelle High School.[15] The Mobile County section of the community was formerly in the attendance boundary of the Belsaw/Mr. Vernon K-8 school in Mount Vernon,[16] which closed in 2016.[17]

Residents of the Washington County section are served by Washington County School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Feature Detail Report for: Eight Mile (Mobile County, Alabama)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Alabama". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006.
  6. ^ "Places: Alabama". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Calvert, Alabama". Alabama Home Town Locator. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA". ThyssenKrupp. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  9. ^ Cloos, Paul. Mobile County wins ThyssenKrupp plant Press-Register May 11, 2007.
  10. ^ "New owners of ThyssenKrupp stainless steel division plan visit in June". Press-Register. May 31, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  11. ^ Finch II, Michael (26 February 2014). "Sale of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA clears all regulatory approval". Press-Register. Mobile, Alabama. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  12. ^ "ArcelorMittal AM/NS Calvert Webpage".
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Calvert CDP, AL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on November 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Citronelle High School Attendance Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 27, 2018.
  16. ^ A copy of the school's attendance boundary, as the file "Belsaw Mt. Vernon.pdf", is available from the Mobile County Public School System Student Support Services Department. This file was previously available online (see "Elementary Attendance Zone Maps(A-I)" "Belsaw Mt Vernon" but the link is broken)
  17. ^ Devoe, Emily (2016-05-24). "Mobile County School Board Votes to Close Two Schools". WKRG. Retrieved 2018-11-27.