Dutton, Alabama

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Dutton, Alabama
Town
Dutton Town Hall and Fire Department
Dutton Town Hall and Fire Department
Location of Dutton in Jackson County, Alabama.
Location of Dutton in Jackson County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°36′27″N 85°54′56″W / 34.60750°N 85.91556°W / 34.60750; -85.91556
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Government
 • Mayor Mark Dutton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 1,368 ft (417 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 315
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 305
 • Density 353.01/sq mi (136.29/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35744
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-21952
GNIS feature ID 0117699

Dutton is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. It was incorporated in 1963.[3] As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 315, up from 310 in 2000. Dutton is located atop Sand Mountain.

History[edit]

Dutton was founded in 1888, and was initially known by several different names, including "Press," "Barnes," "Callahan," and "Fern Hill." When urged by the U.S. Postal Service to choose a permanent name in 1896, the town chose "Dutton" in honor of a prominent local businessman.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dutton is located at 34°36′28″N 85°54′56″W / 34.60778°N 85.91556°W / 34.60778; -85.91556 (34.607639, -85.915563).[4] The town is situated along State Route 71 between Section and Pisgah, near the western edge of Sand Mountain.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970423
1980276−34.8%
1990243−12.0%
200031027.6%
20103151.6%
Est. 2017305[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 310 people, 120 households, and 87 families residing in the town. The population density was 360.6 people per square mile (139.2/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 159.4 per square mile (61.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.10% White, 2.26% Native American, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 120 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,125, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $23,500 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,052. About 1.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.1% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b James Kaetz, "Dutton," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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. 

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Coordinates: 34°36′28″N 85°54′56″W / 34.607639°N 85.915563°W / 34.607639; -85.915563