Uniontown Masonic Hall, taken as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Location in Perry County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||299 ft (91 m)|
|• Density||1,258.5/sq mi (467.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0153806|
Uniontown was first settled in 1818 by the Wood family and was originally known as Woodville. The name was later changed to Uniontown, after this name was suggested by Philip Weaver. He was a local planter, originally from Uniontown, Maryland. Uniontown has four sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Fairhope Plantation, Pitts' Folly, the Uniontown Historic District, and Westwood.
Uniontown is located at (32.448984, -87.512287).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
2000 Census data
At the census of 2000, there were 1,636 people, 617 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,224.9 people per square mile (471.4/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 556.3 per square mile (214.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.20% Black or African American and 11.80% White. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 617 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.1% were married couples living together, 40.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% 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 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 37.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 72.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 60.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $12,386, and the median income for a family was $14,148. Males had a median income of $21,625 versus $14,261 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,268. About 48.2% of families and 47.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.4% of those under age 18 and 31.9% of those age 65 or over.
Uniontown is known for their 11 state high school basketball championships. The last championship team was led by former Auburn University guard Frankie Sullivan, who scored 51 points in the championship game.
- Augusta Clark, Pennsylvania politician, was born in Uniontown.
- Tony Cox, actor, born in Uniontown in 1958
- Erwin Dudley, professional basketball player
- Morris Ernst, lawyer and co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union
- Eugene Lipscomb, football player, born in Uniontown in 1931
- Zeke Smith, Roger Duane "Zeke" Smith, born September 29, 1936, is a former American football player in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. He played college football at Auburn University where he was awarded the Outland Trophy in 1958. His banner, along with four other Auburn greats - Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan, Tracy Rocker and Carlos Rogers, is hanging outside Jordan-Hare Stadium in his honor. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1959 NFL Draft.
- Turk Beezy, Military Veteran, Musician
- Holland Dai'mon Witherspoon, Musician
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Uniontown has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings MPS NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Uniontown, Alabama