Hodges, Alabama

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Hodges, Alabama
Town
Location in Franklin County and the state of Alabama
Location in Franklin County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°19′49″N 87°55′39″W / 34.33028°N 87.92750°W / 34.33028; -87.92750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 4.14 sq mi (10.73 km2)
 • Land 4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 288
 • Density 70/sq mi (26.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35571
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-35200
GNIS feature ID 0120172
Website hodgesal.com

Hodges is a town in Franklin County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 288.[1] Hodges was laid out in 1902.[2] It was incorporated in 1913.

Geography[edit]

Hodges is located in southern Franklin County at 34°19′49″N 87°55′39″W / 34.33028°N 87.92750°W / 34.33028; -87.92750 (34.330242, -87.927394).[3] The southern border of the town follows the Marion County line. Alabama State Route 172 passes through the town, leading northwest 9 miles (14 km) to Vina and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Hackleburg. Alabama State Route 187 leads northeast from the center of Hodges 13 miles (21 km) to Belgreen.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.15%, is water.[1] The town sits on the Tennessee Valley Divide, with the east side draining to Bear Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Tennessee River, and the west side draining via Skirum Branch to Bull Mountain Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the Tombigbee River. 2 miles (3 km) north of Hodges is Rock Bridge Canyon Park, on bluffs overlooking Bear Creek.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 279
1930 247 −11.5%
1940 260 5.3%
1950 220 −15.4%
1960 194 −11.8%
1970 207 6.7%
1980 250 20.8%
1990 272 8.8%
2000 261 −4.0%
2010 288 10.3%
Est. 2015 285 [4] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 261 people, 98 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 84.2 people per square mile (32.5/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 38.1 per square mile (14.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 98 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 19.4% 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 2.66 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,239. About 14.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hodges town, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Towns, communities make region sparkle". Times Daily. Aug 2, 1998. p. 7. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  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. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°19′49″N 87°55′39″W / 34.330242°N 87.927394°W / 34.330242; -87.927394