Ridgeville, Alabama

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Ridgeville, Alabama
Town
Ridgeville in 2012
Ridgeville in 2012
Location in Etowah County and the state of Alabama
Location in Etowah County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°3′26″N 86°6′12″W / 34.05722°N 86.10333°W / 34.05722; -86.10333
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Density 136/sq mi (52.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35954
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-64656
GNIS feature ID 0140695

Ridgeville is a town in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1969 and is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 112,[1] down from 158 in 2000. It is noteworthy for being the only community in Etowah County to have a black majority. However, as of 2010, it was reduced to a plurality of exactly 50% of its residents. Since 1970, it has also been the least populated community wholly within the county.

Geography[edit]

Ridgeville is located in central Etowah County at 34°3′26″N 86°6′12″W / 34.05722°N 86.10333°W / 34.05722; -86.10333 (34.057110, -86.103232).[2] It is 9 miles (14 km) by road northwest of Gadsden, the county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 177
1980 182 2.8%
1990 178 −2.2%
2000 158 −11.2%
2010 112 −29.1%
Est. 2015 105 [3] −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 158 people, 64 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 208.0 people per square mile (80.3/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 98.7 per square mile (38.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.11% Black or African American, 18.99% White and 1.90% from two or more races.

There were 64 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 32.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 119.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $16,875. Males had a median income of $34,286 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,464. About 45.3% of families and 46.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 55.6% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ridgeville town, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°03′26″N 86°06′12″W / 34.05711°N 86.103232°W / 34.05711; -86.103232