Higdon, Alabama

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Higdon, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Higdon, Alabama is located in Alabama
Higdon, Alabama
Higdon, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°50′44″N 85°36′59″W / 34.84556°N 85.61639°W / 34.84556; -85.61639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Area
 • Land 3.940 sq mi (10.205 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 354.8/sq mi (137.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35979
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 120045[1]

Higdon is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

A post office called Higdon has been in operation since 1882.[2] The community bears the name of its first postmaster.[3]

Geography[edit]

Higdon is located on top of Sand Mountain.

Higdon covers an area of 10.205 square miles (26.43 km2), all land.

Major Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,398 people. The population density was 354.8 persons per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 0.2% Black and 2.1% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In Higdon, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18 and 13.2% who were 64 years of age or older. Marriage status: 15.1% never married, 71.9% now married, 3.8% widowed, and 9.2% divorced.

The per capita income for Higdon was $14,341. About 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line.[4]

Education[edit]

Higdon is home to North Sand Mountain School, which is part of the Jackson County School System.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Higdon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bitter: Miami riots leave her with no husband and an uncertain future". The Evening Independent. Jul 7, 1980. pp. 2A. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 

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Coordinates: 34°50′44″N 85°36′59″W / 34.84556°N 85.61639°W / 34.84556; -85.61639