Clayhatchee, Alabama

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Clayhatchee, Alabama
Town
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°14′15″N 85°42′45″W / 31.23750°N 85.71250°W / 31.23750; -85.71250
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dale
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 194 ft (59 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 589
 • Density 217/sq mi (83.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36322
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-15304
GNIS feature ID 0116204

Clayhatchee is a town in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 589,[1] up from 501 in 2000. It was incorporated in April 1967.[2] It is part of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Clayhatchee is located in southwestern Dale County at 31°14′16″N 85°42′46″W / 31.23778°N 85.71278°W / 31.23778; -85.71278 (31.237743, -85.712679),[3] between Claybank Creek to the west and the Choctawhatchee River to the east. Alabama State Route 92 passes through the center of town, leading east 20 miles (32 km) to Dothan (via U.S. Route 84) and northwest 10 miles (16 km) to Enterprise (via AL 167). Alabama State Route 85 leads north from Clayhatchee 5 miles (8 km) to Daleville and southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Geneva.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clayhatchee has a total area of 2.72 square miles (7.04 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 505
1980 560 10.9%
1990 411 −26.6%
2000 501 21.9%
2010 589 17.6%
Est. 2015 577 [4] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 501 people, 222 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.9 people per square mile (71.1/km2). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 98.0 per square mile (37.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.42% white, 4.19% black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 222 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $34,821. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,959. About 15.6% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

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, Clayhatchee has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [8]

Climate data for Clayhatchee, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
20
(68)
25
(77)
29
(84)
31
(87)
32
(89)
31
(87)
29
(84)
25
(77)
20
(68)
16
(60)
24
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
13
(55)
17
(62)
20
(68)
21
(69)
21
(69)
19
(66)
13
(55)
7
(44)
4
(39)
12
(53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 104
(4.1)
140
(5.5)
130
(5)
117
(4.6)
79
(3.1)
114
(4.5)
130
(5)
114
(4.5)
122
(4.8)
86
(3.4)
36
(1.4)
114
(4.5)
1,275
(50.2)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clayhatchee town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3431
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Clayhatchee, Alabama
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on November 7, 2013.

Coordinates: 31°14′16″N 85°42′46″W / 31.237743°N 85.712679°W / 31.237743; -85.712679