Ragland, Alabama

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Ragland, Alabama
Town
Location in St. Clair County and the state of Alabama
Location in St. Clair County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°44′36″N 86°8′32″W / 33.74333°N 86.14222°W / 33.74333; -86.14222
Country United States
State Alabama
County St. Clair
Area
 • Total 16.9 sq mi (43.7 km2)
 • Land 16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,639
 • Density 113.5/sq mi (43.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
ZIP code 35131
Area code 205
FIPS code 01-63216
GNIS feature ID 0164825

Ragland is a town in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States southeast of Ashville. It incorporated in 1899.[1] At the 2010 census the population was 1,639, down from 1,918 in 2000. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area.

1994 Tornado[edit]

An F4 tornado struck from the southwest on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1994 at 10:55 a.m. At 11:27 a.m., the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee counties. Twelve minutes later, the tornado destroyed Piedmont's Goshen United Methodist Church.

Geography[edit]

Ragland is located at 33°44′36″N 86°8′32″W / 33.74333°N 86.14222°W / 33.74333; -86.14222 (33.743415, -86.142268).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km2), of which 16.8 square miles (44 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.71%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 309
1910 483 56.3%
1920 613 26.9%
1930 981 60.0%
1940 1,070 9.1%
1950 1,008 −5.8%
1960 1,166 15.7%
1970 1,239 6.3%
1980 1,860 50.1%
1990 1,807 −2.8%
2000 1,918 6.1%
2010 1,639 −14.5%
Est. 2015 1,682 [3] 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,918 people, 729 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 114.5 people per square mile (44.2/km²). There were 840 housing units at an average density of 50.1 per square mile (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.17% White, 17.00% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races.

There were 729 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,152, and the median income for a family was $36,034. Males had a median income of $27,468 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,531. About 15.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 1,639 people, 648 households, and 467 families residing in the town. The population density was 97.6 people per square mile (37.8/km²). There were 752 housing units at an average density of 44.8 per square mile (17.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.8% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 648 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 22.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,292, and the median income for a family was $46,705. Males had a median income of $52,593 versus $26,901 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,690. About 15.5% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Brian Phillips, Famous Public Address Announcer

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3295
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  8. ^ Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

Coordinates: 33°44′36″N 86°08′32″W / 33.743415°N 86.142268°W / 33.743415; -86.142268