Memphis, Alabama

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Memphis, Alabama
Town
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°8′1″N 88°17′49″W / 33.13361°N 88.29694°W / 33.13361; -88.29694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Pickens
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29
 • Density 82.5/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-48052
GNIS feature ID 0122652

Memphis, also known as Old Memphis, is a town in Pickens County, Alabama, United States. The population was 29 at the 2010 census, down from 33 in 2000. As long ago as 1850, it was listed as an incorporated community on the U.S. Census, but did not appear again on the rolls until its reincorporation in 1976.[1]

In 1981, it had the "dubious" distinction of being ranked the poorest incorporated community in the United States according to the U.S. Census. As of 1984, then-Mayor Jimmy Williams (b. c1922) stated the town received just $2,000 per year from state tax receipts and federal revenue-sharing funds and a sum total of $40 in the bank.[2] It was hoped the completion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway would help raise the standard of living for the town.

Geography[edit]

Memphis is located at 33°8′1″N 88°17′49″W / 33.13361°N 88.29694°W / 33.13361; -88.29694 (33.133678, -88.297023).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 156
1970 99
1980 95 −4.0%
1990 54 −43.2%
2000 33 −38.9%
2010 29 −12.1%
Est. 2015 28 [4] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29 people residing in the town. 100.0% were African American.

Gallery[edit]

Below are photographs taken as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1830-2010 U.S. Censuses research on Pickens County, Alabama communities
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1817&dat=19840822&id=eII0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=zaUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6741,6413358&hl=en
  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. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 

Coordinates: 33°08′01″N 88°17′49″W / 33.133678°N 88.297023°W / 33.133678; -88.297023