Theodore, Alabama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Theodore, Alabama
First Baptist Church in Theodore
First Baptist Church in Theodore
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°33′2″N 88°10′51″W / 30.55056°N 88.18083°W / 30.55056; -88.18083Coordinates: 30°33′2″N 88°10′51″W / 30.55056°N 88.18083°W / 30.55056; -88.18083
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Area
 • Total8.00 sq mi (20.71 km2)
 • Land7.99 sq mi (20.70 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
 • Total6,130
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
N/A
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36582, 36590, 36619
Area code(s)251
FIPS code01-75768
GNIS feature ID0127851

Theodore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population was 6,130 at the 2010 census.[3] It is a part of the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. Prior to 1900 this area was known as Clements, but is now named for William Theodore Hieronymous (a sawmill operator and postmaster).[4]

Geography[edit]

Theodore is located at 30°33′02″N 88°10′51″W / 30.550690°N 88.180878°W / 30.550690; -88.180878.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890277
19806,392
19906,5091.8%
20006,8114.6%
20106,130−10.0%
source:[6]

Theodore first appeared on the 1890 U.S. Census as a village. It did not appear again on the census until 1980 when it was designated a CDP (census-designated place).

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 6,811 people, 2,483 households, and 1,926 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 571.6 people per square mile (220.6/km²). There were 2,697 housing units at an average density of 226.3 per square mile (87.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.11% White, 25.58% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,483 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDPwas $33,750, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $32,297 versus $19,679 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,129. About 16.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 6,130 people, 2,293 households, and 1,681 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 770 people per square mile (300/km²). There were 2,473 housing units at an average density of 309.1 per square mile (119.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.7% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 3.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,293 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% 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 3.08.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,473, and the median income for a family was $44,950. Males had a median income of $33,673 versus $23,658 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,384. About 17.9% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The community is in the Mobile County Public School System.[9]

Two elementary schools, Mary Borroughs and Nan Gray Davis, serve sections of the CDP.[10][11] All residents are zoned to Hankins Middle School and Theodore High School.[12][13]

Points of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ "Flotte's Notes on Mobile County, Alabama". Archived from the original on 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Theodore CDP, AL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2018-11-28. - Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4.
  10. ^ "Borroughs Elementary." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nan Gray Davis Elementary." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "Hankins Middle Map." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Theodore High School Map." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Rodger McFarlane, Who Led AIDS-Related Groups, Dies at 54", The New York Times, May 18, 2009. Accessed May 19, 2009.

External links[edit]