Town Creek, Alabama
Town Creek, Alabama
Former train station in Town Creek
Location of Town Creek in Lawrence County, Alabama.
|• Mayor||Mike Parker|
|• Total||2.68 sq mi (6.95 km2)|
|• Land||2.68 sq mi (6.94 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||561 ft (171 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||392.02/sq mi (151.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0155277|
Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It incorporated in March 1875. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 1,100, down from 1,216 in 2000. Since 1920, it has been the second largest town in Lawrence County after Moulton.
Town Creek was established in the first half of the 19th century, and was originally known as "Jonesboro" after an early settler, William Jones. It incorporated in 1875.
Town Creek is located at  The town is concentrated around the intersection of U.S. Route 72 and State Route 101, southeast of Muscle Shoals and northwest of Decatur. The town of Courtland lies just to the east. State Route 101 connects Town Creek with Wheeler Dam, which spans the Tennessee River several miles to the north.(34.671518, -87.408311).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,216 people, 514 households, and 355 families residing in the town. The population density was 451.6 people per square mile (174.5/km²). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 209.1 per square mile (80.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.86% White, 34.21% Black or African American, 1.89% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.97% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 3.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 514 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $29,018. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,204. About 20.1% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.4% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,100 people, 449 households, and 304 families residing in the town. The population density was 407.4 people per square mile (157.1/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 189.6 per square mile (73.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.4% White, 36.0% Black or African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 4.4% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. 6.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 449 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,120, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $35,875 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,661. About 32.5% of families and 35.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.4% of those under age 18 and 36.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Rilous Carter, vice president of Disney's Epcot
- John Douglas, former NBA player
- Chris Goode, former NFL player
- Kerry Goode, former NFL running back
- Don Jones, NFL player
- Antonio Langham, former NFL player 
- John Richard Montgomery, professor and physician
- Kalvin Pearson, NFL Free Agent
- Bob Penchion, former NFL player
- Mack Vickery, Nashville songwriter, singer, musician, and Alabama Music Hall of Fame Inductee 2003. Born in Town Creek.
- Ali-Ollie Woodson, former Temptation (born in Detroit, but grew up in Town Creek)
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- Tide football a family tradition http://www.decaturdaily.com/detail/49870.html?print=1[permanent dead link]
- "Dr. Jack Montgomery treats 'boy in the bubble'". The Decatur Daily. March 6, 1979. p. 11.
- Media related to Town Creek, Alabama at Wikimedia Commons