Rehobeth, Alabama

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Rehobeth, Alabama
Location of Rehobeth, in Houston County, Alabama.
Location of Rehobeth, in Houston County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°07′23″N 85°27′10″W / 31.12296°N 85.45271°W / 31.12296; -85.45271[1]Coordinates: 31°07′23″N 85°27′10″W / 31.12296°N 85.45271°W / 31.12296; -85.45271[1]
Country United States
State Alabama
CountyHouston
Unincorporated community of Sanders1890s; 128 years ago (1890s)
Government
 • TypeMayor—City Council
 • Mayor
  • Joe P. Collins
  • (current and first elected town mayor)
Area
 • Total7.52 sq mi (19.48 km2)
 • Land7.49 sq mi (19.39 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
243 ft (74 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,297
 • Estimate 
(2018)[5]
1,574
 • Density210.23/sq mi (81.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
  • 36301
  • 36303
  • 36305
Area code(s)334
Town of Rehobeth incorporatedc. 1996
FIPS code01-64152
GNIS feature ID
WebsiteRehobethAlabama.com

Rehobeth is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. Rehobeth, originally named Sanders, began as a crossroads community in the 1890s; however, it was not until 1996, that the town was incorporated.[2] Rehobeth is part of the Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 1,297, up from 993 at the 2000 census.[6]

Geography

Rehobeth is located in western Houston County at the geographic coordinates of 31°07′23″N 85°27′10″W / 31.12296°N 85.45271°W / 31.12296; -85.45271 (31.12296, -85.45271 decimal degrees).[1][7] It is bordered to the north by the city of Dothan and to the northwest by the town of Taylor.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rehobeth has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2), of which 0.03-square-mile (0.08 km2), or 0.41%, is water.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000993
20101,29730.6%
Est. 20181,574[5]21.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,297 people, 485 households, and 388 families residing in the town.[10] The population density was 205.9 people per square mile (80.1/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 83.8 per square mile (32.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% some other race, and 0.9% two or more races. Two-and-a-half percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 485 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,328, and the median income for a family was $55,156. Males had a median income of $37,647 versus $31,898 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,195. About 7.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

2000 census

As enumerated in the census of 2000, there were 993 people, 375 households, and 292 families residing in the town.[11] The population density was 158.6 people per square mile (61.2/km²). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 63.7 per square mile (24.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.68% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.40% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.10% Asian, 0.40% some other race, and 1.61% two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 375 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,267, and the median income for a family was $39,625. Males had a median income of $31,513 versus $21,518 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,149. About 12.6% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "Rehobeth populated place (PPL) 4085771". GeoNames. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kaetz, James P. (October 25, 2012). "Rehobeth". The Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved January 27, 2019. Rehobeth began as a crossroads community in the 1890s on the routes from Cottonwood to Geneva and Dothan to Graceville. Originally, it was dubbed Sanders after one of the first two settlers to build a house at the crossroads; the first post office also was called Sanders.
  3. ^ "Mayor's Office — Rehobeth Alabama — A Community of Growth". RehobethAlabama.com. Retrieved January 27, 2019. Joe P. Collins began his term as Mayor of Rehobeth on November 3, 2008. Prior to being elected as Mayor on October 7th, 2008, he also served as the first elected Mayor of Rehobeth. Joe was chairman of the Incorporation of Rehobeth...
  4. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rehobeth town, Alabama. American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  7. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990. United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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