Jackson's Gap, Alabama

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Jackson's Gap, Alabama
Town
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Location in Tallapoosa County and the state of Alabama
Location in Tallapoosa County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°52′54″N 85°49′7″W / 32.88167°N 85.81861°W / 32.88167; -85.81861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tallapoosa
Area
 • Total 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 828
 • Density 90.6/sq mi (34.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36861
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-38248
GNIS feature ID 0120788

Jackson's Gap is a town in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1980.[1] At the 2010 census the population was 828, up from 761.

Geography[edit]

Jackson's Gap is located in east- central Alabama. It includes land bordering Lake Martin. Jackson's Gap is located at 32°52′54″N 85°49′7″W / 32.88167°N 85.81861°W / 32.88167; -85.81861 (32.881670, -85.818582).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), all land.

History[edit]

Jackson's Gap was named for a local settler in the early 19th century.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 207
1990 789
2000 761 −3.5%
2010 829 8.9%
Est. 2015 802 [4] −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 761 people, 294 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.3 people per square mile (34.9/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 41.8 per square mile (16.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.65% White, 29.04% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 294 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,027, and the median income for a family was $28,335. Males had a median income of $23,679 versus $18,185 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,712. About 15.9% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, Jess T. (2008-03-01). State Department: Transparent Cost Estimates Needed to Support Passport Execution Fee Decisions. DIANE Publishing. ISBN 9781428988095. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Alabama: Jackson's Gap, accessed January 2015
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 32°52′54″N 85°49′07″W / 32.88167°N 85.818582°W / 32.88167; -85.818582