Dadeville, Alabama

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Dadeville, Alabama
Dadeville Alabama.JPG
Location of Dadeville in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
Location of Dadeville in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°49′55″N 85°45′51″W / 32.83194°N 85.76417°W / 32.83194; -85.76417
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyTallapoosa
Area
 • Total16.03 sq mi (41.51 km2)
 • Land15.94 sq mi (41.29 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
728 ft (222 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,084
 • Density193.46/sq mi (74.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36853
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-19336
GNIS feature ID0117010
Websitewww.cityofdadevilleal.org

Dadeville is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,230, up from 3,212 in 2000. The city is the county seat of Tallapoosa County.[2]

History[edit]

Dadeville was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade,[3] who died in the Seminole War in Florida in 1835. The town was granted a charter in 1837 and was first incorporated in 1858. It lost its charter during the Civil War, and was incorporated a second time in 1878. Dadeville has been the Tallapoosa County seat since 1838.[4]

Dadeville was home to the Graefenberg Medical Institute, Alabama's first medical school, which operated from 1852 until the outbreak of the Civil War. Attempts to revive the school after the war failed, and the building burned in 1873.[5]

Completion of the Thomas Wesley Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River in 1926 and the subsequent creation of Lake Martin had and continues to have a strong economic impact on Dadeville.[5]

Wickles Pickles is based in Dadeville.

Geography[edit]

Dadeville is located at 32°49′55″N 85°45′51″W / 32.83194°N 85.76417°W / 32.83194; -85.76417 (32.832059, -85.764288).[6]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41 km2), all land.

The city is located in the east central part of the state along U.S. Route 280, which runs through the northern part of the city. It leads northwest 15 mi (24 km) to Alexander City and southeast 28 mi (45 km) to Opelika. Birmingham is 85 mi (137 km) northwest via US 280. Alabama State Route 49 also runs through the city from north to south, leading north 18 mi (29 km) to New Site and south 18 mi (29 km) to Reeltown.

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, Dadeville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880740
189087318.0%
19001,13630.1%
19101,1935.0%
19201,146−3.9%
19301,54935.2%
19402,02530.7%
19502,35416.2%
19602,94024.9%
19702,847−3.2%
19803,26314.6%
19903,2760.4%
20003,212−2.0%
20103,2300.6%
20203,084−4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

At the 2000 census there were 3,212 people, 1,122 households, and 813 families living in the city. The population density was 200.7 people per square mile (77.5/km2). There were 1,278 housing units at an average density of 79.9 per square mile (30.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 53.24% White, 45.08% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[10] Of the 1,122 households 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.8% of households were one person and 10.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median household income was $25,266 and the median family income was $31,512. Males had a median income of $24,500 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,178. About 18.1% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 3,230 people, 1,217 households, and 807 families living in the city. The population density was 201.9 people per square mile (78.0/km2). There were 1,402 housing units at an average density of 87.6 per square mile (33.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 50.2% White, 47.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] Of the 1,217 households 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.6% of households were one person and 13.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% 65 or older. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median household income was $35,319 and the median family income was $38,824. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $24,965 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,923. About 16.9% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

In 2015 members of the city council proposed an ordinance banning sagging shorts, and later proposed one banning miniskirts and short shorts.[12]

Notable people[edit]

A historic marker in Dadeville notes the significance of Hooper and his famous character Simon Suggs, a fictional native of Dadeville

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 98.
  4. ^ The Heritage of Tallapoosa County, Alabama copyright 2000. <http://www.dadeville.com> Accessed July 15, 2010
  5. ^ a b http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2552
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Dadeville, Alabama
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  12. ^ Edgemon, Erin. "One Alabama city is now considering banning mini-skirts and short shorts" (Archive). Al.com (Alabama news website). September 10, 2015. Retrieved on September 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Texas Governor Charles Allen Culberson". National Governors Association. Retrieved November 2013. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

Coordinates: 32°49′55″N 85°45′51″W / 32.832059°N 85.764288°W / 32.832059; -85.764288