Douglas, Alabama

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Douglas, Alabama
"Eagle Country" water tower in Douglas
"Eagle Country" water tower in Douglas
Location of Douglas in Marshall County, Alabama.
Location of Douglas in Marshall County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°10′17″N 86°19′11″W / 34.17139°N 86.31972°W / 34.17139; -86.31972
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMarshall
Area
 • Total3.41 sq mi (8.84 km2)
 • Land3.40 sq mi (8.82 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total744
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
778
 • Density228.49/sq mi (88.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35964
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-21328
GNIS feature ID0117427
Websitewww.douglasal.com

Douglas is a town in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. Douglas, a part of the Huntsville–Decatur Combined Statistical Area, had a population of 744 in the 2010 census.[3] The town incorporated in 1978.[4]

History[edit]

Douglas was first settled in the mid-19th century. Its first school was built in 1898, followed by Douglas Academy in 1909.[4]

Geography[edit]

Douglas is located at 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.17167°N 86.32000°W / 34.17167; -86.32000 (34.171631, -86.319967).[5] The town is concentrated around the intersection of State Route 75 and State Route 168, southwest of Albertville. Guntersville Lake lies several miles to the north.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.24% is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970201
1980199−1.0%
1990474138.2%
200053011.8%
201074440.4%
2019 (est.)778[2]4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 530 people, 213 households and 158 families residing in the town. The population density was 171.0 per square mile (66.0/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 74.5 per square mile (28.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 2.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 213 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

Age distribution was 27.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median household income was $33,594, and the median family income was $36,000. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,410. About 8.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Douglas town, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  4. ^ a b James P. Kaetz, "Douglas," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers (G001): Douglas town, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.171631°N 86.319967°W / 34.171631; -86.319967