Myrtlewood, Alabama

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Myrtlewood, Alabama
Town
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°14′50″N 87°56′50″W / 32.24722°N 87.94722°W / 32.24722; -87.94722
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 220 ft (67 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 130
 • Density 53.5/sq mi (20.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36763
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-53112
GNIS feature ID 0123626

Myrtlewood is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 130, down from 139 in 2000.

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Myrtlewood since 1886.[1] Myrtlewood was incorporated as a town in 1957. The town was named for a grove of crepe myrtle trees near the original town site.[2]

Geography[edit]

Myrtlewood is located at 32°14′50″N 87°56′50″W / 32.24722°N 87.94722°W / 32.24722; -87.94722 (32.247254, -87.947141).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 403
1970 334 −17.1%
1980 252 −24.6%
1990 197 −21.8%
2000 139 −29.4%
2010 130 −6.5%
Est. 2015 124 [4] −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 139 people, 59 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.14% White and 20.86% Black or African American. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 59 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,188, and the median income for a family was $50,114. Males had a median income of $51,667 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,262. There were 4.8% of families and 7.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.1% of under eighteens and 13.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marengo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Cook, Ashley (Oct 19, 2006). "She had crepe myrtles". The Democrat-Reporter. p. 1. Retrieved 29 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. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 32°14′50″N 87°56′50″W / 32.247254°N 87.947141°W / 32.247254; -87.947141