Pisgah, Alabama

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Pisgah, Alabama
Town
Businesses in Pisgah
Businesses in Pisgah
Location of Pisgah in Jackson County, Alabama.
Location of Pisgah in Jackson County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°41′6″N 85°50′48″W / 34.68500°N 85.84667°W / 34.68500; -85.84667
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 • Land 4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 1,375 ft (419 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 722
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 707
 • Density 147.29/sq mi (56.86/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35765
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-60720
GNIS feature ID 0124912

Pisgah is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It incorporated in 1947.[3] As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 722, up from 706 in 2000. Pisgah is located atop Sand Mountain.

History[edit]

Pisgah was first settled in the late 1830s. A post office was established in 1878, and the community was named for Mount Pisgah, the mountain in the Bible from which Moses viewed the Promised Land.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pisgah is located at 34°41′6″N 85°50′48″W / 34.68500°N 85.84667°W / 34.68500; -85.84667 (34.685022, -85.846575).[4] The town is situated just off State Route 71, northeast of Section and northwest of Henagar. It lies along the western edge of Sand Mountain, with the Tennessee River (Guntersville Lake) below.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 217
1960 214 −1.4%
1970 519 142.5%
1980 699 34.7%
1990 652 −6.7%
2000 706 8.3%
2010 722 2.3%
Est. 2016 707 [2] −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 706 people, 294 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 147.1 people per square mile (56.8/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 67.3 per square mile (26.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.33% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 3.40% Native American, and 2.12% from two or more races. 0.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 294 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $26,146 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,503. About 9.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

Pisgah High School[edit]

Pisgah High School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade school and is part of the Jackson County school system. Enrollment is around 570 students. The current principal is Billy Duncan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b James Kaetz, "Pisgah," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2 April 2013.
  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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°41′06″N 85°50′48″W / 34.685022°N 85.846575°W / 34.685022; -85.846575