Cowarts, Alabama

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Cowarts, Alabama
Town
Location of Cowarts in Houston County, Alabama.
Location of Cowarts in Houston County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°11′58″N 85°18′22″W / 31.19944°N 85.30611°W / 31.19944; -85.30611
Country United States
State Alabama
County Houston
Area[1]
 • Total 7.46 sq mi (19.33 km2)
 • Land 7.41 sq mi (19.20 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,871
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,994
 • Density 269.02/sq mi (103.87/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36321
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-18088
GNIS feature ID 0116756

Cowarts is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. The town incorporated in August 1961.[3] It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 1,871,[4] up from 1,546 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Cowarts is located in north-central Houston County at 31°11′58″N 85°18′23″W / 31.19944°N 85.30639°W / 31.19944; -85.30639 (31.199575, -85.306272).[5] It is bordered to the north and west by the city of Dothan and to the southeast by the town of Avon. A small part of the northern border of Cowarts is with the town of Webb.

U.S. Route 84 passes through the southern part of the town, leading west 6 miles (10 km) to the center of Dothan and southeast 48 miles (77 km) to Bainbridge, Georgia.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cowarts has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km2), of which 7.3 square miles (18.8 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.58%, are water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 350
1980 418 19.4%
1990 1,400 234.9%
2000 1,546 10.4%
2010 1,871 21.0%
Est. 2016 1,994 [2] 6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,546 people, 603 households, and 469 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.6 people per square mile (82.4/km2). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 94.5 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.93% White, 12.35% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 603 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,688, and the median income for a family was $41,198. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,793. About 10.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 1,871 people, 734 households, and 557 families residing in the town. The population density was 259.9 people per square mile (100.1/km2). There were 814 housing units at an average density of 113.1 per square mile (43.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 80.8% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. 1.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 734 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,014, and the median income for a family was $47,625. Males had a median income of $42,016 versus $29,450 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,808. About 10.4% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3345
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cowarts town, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 

Coordinates: 31°11′58″N 85°18′23″W / 31.199575°N 85.306272°W / 31.199575; -85.306272