Orrville, Alabama

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Orrville, Alabama
Town
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°18′20″N 87°14′43″W / 32.30556°N 87.24528°W / 32.30556; -87.24528
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dallas
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 204
 • Density 197/sq mi (76.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36767
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-57240
GNIS feature ID 0152821

Orrville is a town in Dallas County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 204.[1] According to the 1910 U.S. Census, Orrville incorporated in 1908, though it was listed as an incorporated community prior to that.

Geography[edit]

Orrville is located in western Dallas County at 32°18′20″N 87°14′43″W / 32.30556°N 87.24528°W / 32.30556; -87.24528 (32.305584, -87.245378).[2] Alabama State Route 22 passes through the town, leading northeast 15 miles (24 km) to Selma, the county seat, and west 8 miles (13 km) to Safford.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Orrville has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 270
1890 321 18.9%
1910 255
1920 341 33.7%
1930 394 15.5%
1940 416 5.6%
1950 416 0.0%
1960 422 1.4%
1970 362 −14.2%
1980 349 −3.6%
1990 234 −33.0%
2000 230 −1.7%
2010 204 −11.3%
Est. 2015 190 [3] −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 230 people, 105 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.5 people per square mile (86.2/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 114.2 per square mile (44.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.30% White, 48.26% Black or African American, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 105 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,571, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,418. About 9.9% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

Industry[edit]

At the height of the expansion of the recreational boating industry, Orrville was home to Baker-Jewell Inc., a small manufacturing company which produced small fiberglass boats for the recreational market. These boats featured iconic styling of the late 1950s era including automotive-type tailfins and seating.[7]

Notable person[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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

References[edit]

Coordinates: 32°18′20″N 87°14′43″W / 32.305584°N 87.245378°W / 32.305584; -87.245378