Mountainboro, Boaz

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Mountainboro, Alabama
Neighborhood
Location in Etowah County and the state of Alabama
Location in Etowah County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°8′52″N 86°7′54″W / 34.14778°N 86.13167°W / 34.14778; -86.13167
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 338
 • Density 422.5/sq mi (161/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-51672
GNIS feature ID 0123537

Mountainboro is a neighborhood of the city of Boaz in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. Once a separate town, it is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 338 at the 2000 census, at which time it was still separate.

History[edit]

Mountainboro was incorporated on October 31, 1963. Additional land was annexed into the town on March 12, 1981 and September 14, 1993. The 1993 annexation included the Skyhaven Estate subdivision. In October 2007, a referendum that proposed the annexation of Mountainboro by the city of Boaz passed by a one-vote margin. The result of the referendum was challenged, and legal activities delayed further action until 2009. At that time, Etowah County Circuit Judge David Kimberley upheld the result of the 2007 referendum. On August 10, 2009, the Boaz City Council passed an ordinance to annex the territory within the town limits of Mountainboro. Mountainboro ceased to exist as a town when it was officially annexed by the city of Boaz on August 14, 2009.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

Mountainboro is located at 34°8′52″N 86°7′54″W / 34.14778°N 86.13167°W / 34.14778; -86.13167 (34.147665, -86.131765).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) was land and 1.22% was water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 311
1980 266 −14.5%
1990 261 −1.9%
2000 338 29.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 338 people, 128 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 417.9 people per square mile (161.1/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 175.6 per square mile (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.48% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 128 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $29,306 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,843. About 17.3% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yencer, Kerry. Boaz Council approves Mountainboro ordinance, "The Gadsden Times", July 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Summers, Elizabeth. Boaz's population is growing, "The Sand Mountain Reporter", July 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Yencer, Kerry. Boaz Council OKs Mountainboro annexation ordinance, "The Gadsden Times", August 10, 2009.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°08′52″N 86°07′54″W / 34.147665°N 86.131765°W / 34.147665; -86.131765