Fort Deposit, Alabama

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Fort Deposit, Alabama
Town
Fort Deposit, Alabama
Fort Deposit, Alabama
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°59′16″N 86°34′16″W / 31.98778°N 86.57111°W / 31.98778; -86.57111
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lowndes
Area
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,344
 • Density 226.8/sq mi (87/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36032
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-27520
GNIS feature ID 0118518
Map of Alabama during the War of 1812. Fort Deposit is located in the upper center.[1]

Fort Deposit is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. Since 1890, it has been the largest town in Lowndes County.[2] At the 2010 census the population was 1,344, up from 1,270 in 2000. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.

This town is named after a fort that was built under the order of General Andrew Jackson. This was a supply fort that was built to serve the soldiers during the Creek Indian War. There is an annual arts and crafts fair called Calico Fort on the second weekend of April every year.

It was incorporated on February 13, 1891. It reportedly sits on the highest point of land between Montgomery and New Orleans, Louisiana.[3]

Geography[edit]

Fort Deposit is located at 31°59′16″N 86°34′16″W / 31.98778°N 86.57111°W / 31.98778; -86.57111 (31.987872, -86.571249).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 350
1890 518 48.0%
1900 1,078 108.1%
1910 893 −17.2%
1920 830 −7.1%
1930 1,092 31.6%
1940 1,351 23.7%
1950 1,358 0.5%
1960 1,466 8.0%
1970 1,438 −1.9%
1980 1,519 5.6%
1990 1,240 −18.4%
2000 1,270 2.4%
2010 1,344 5.8%
Est. 2015 1,240 [5] −7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 489 households, and 349 families residing in the town. The population density was 225.1 people per square mile (86.9/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 100.9 per square mile (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.19% Black or African American, 31.50% White and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 489 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 83.0 men.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,433, and the median income for a family was $24,250. Males had a median income of $27,391 versus $20,882 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,584. About 29.8% of families and 35.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 1,344 people, 512 households, and 348 families residing in the town. The population density was 240 people per square mile (92.1/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 105.7 per square mile (40.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.5% Black or African American, 23.7% White and 0.6% from two or more races. 0.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 512 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 29.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.3 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 76.7 men.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $31,591. Males had a median income of $41,579 versus $25,341 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,411. About 19.4% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.6% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lossing, Benson (1868). The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. p. 778. 
  2. ^ 1830-2010 U.S. Censuses research on Lowndes County, Alabama communities
  3. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3017
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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Coordinates: 31°59′16″N 86°34′16″W / 31.987872°N 86.571249°W / 31.987872; -86.571249