Pennington, Alabama

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Pennington, Alabama
Location of Pennington in Choctaw County, Alabama.
Location of Pennington in Choctaw County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°12′13″N 88°3′9″W / 32.20361°N 88.05250°W / 32.20361; -88.05250
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChoctaw
Area
 • Total1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
102 ft (31 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total221
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
207
 • Density105.50/sq mi (40.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36916
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-58968
GNIS feature ID0124588

Pennington is a town in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 221,[3] down from 353 in 2000.

Geography

Pennington is located in northeastern Choctaw County at 32°12'13.208" North, 88°3'8.982" West (32.203669, -88.052495).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970301
198035517.9%
1990302−14.9%
200035316.9%
2010221−37.4%
Est. 2018207[2]−6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 353 people, 142 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 188.6 people per square mile (72.9/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 105.3 per square mile (40.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.31% White, 34.84% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.57% from other races.

There were 142 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,022. About 13.7% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Folklore

The town is closely associated with the Eliza Battle disaster on the Tombigbee River and its associated folklore.[8]

Notable person

References

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pennington town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  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 January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ Emmet Calhoun (August 14, 1942). "Recollections: Eliza Battle". Birmingham News.

External links

Coordinates: 32°12′13″N 88°03′09″W / 32.203669°N 88.052495°W / 32.203669; -88.052495