Millbrook City Hall
|Motto: "Comfort, Convenience, Community"|
Location in Elmore County and the state of Alabama
|• Mayor||Al Kelley (R)|
|• Total||33.9 km2 (13.1 sq mi)|
|• Land||33.2 km2 (12.8 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||58 m (190 ft)|
|• Density||441.2/km2 (1,142.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0122814|
Millbrook is located at (32.502054, -86.374456).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34 km2), of which, 12.8 square miles (33 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.75%) is water.
During the post-WWI and pre-WWII period, the communities of Millbrook, Coosada, and Robinson Springs, later referred to as the Tri-Community, began to evolve into populated growing communities, complete with schools, churches, and rail transportation.
Contributing to the population growth during the 1920s and 1930s were unfortunate outbreaks of disease in the more populated City of Montgomery. During this period, Millbrook became a place to retreat during the long, hot summers. Seasonal homes and cabins in Millbrook, Coosada, and Robinson Springs offered families fresh country air and seclusion. Soon, the seasonal population began to stay year round. Churches were quickly established and schools took form. The Bolling Hall School, the Lumley School, and later Robinson Springs School, served the increasing population. Some chose to continue their education in nearby Montgomery and traveled daily by train from Millbrook. Additionally, railroad transportation provided the growing population access to jobs in nearby cities. The railroad spur line of the early 1900s followed the present day route of Grandview Road.
As in the 1930s, much of today’s progress is linked to transportation. With the introduction of Interstate 65 in the mid 1970s, Millbrook’s growth led to formal incorporation as a city in 1977. Once again, those seeking a more relaxing lifestyle discovered the interstate exits immediately north of the state capital and the Millbrook population grew even more.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,640 people, 5,446 households, and 4,069 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.9 people per square mile (441.2/km²). There were 5,996 housing units at an average density of 468.1 per square mile (180.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.2% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. 2.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,446 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $43,838, and the median income for a family was $47,004. Males had a median income of $34,893 versus $23,998 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,189. About 7.4% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Austin Adams, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians
- Terrence Long, former Major League Baseball outfielder
- Dee Milliner, current NFL cornerback
- Antowain Smith, former NFL running back
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- History of RSUMC
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 7, 2014.