Vina, Alabama

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Vina, Alabama
Town
Motto: "The Best Small Town in Alabama"
Location in Franklin County and the state of Alabama
Location in Franklin County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°22′30″N 88°3′13″W / 34.37500°N 88.05361°W / 34.37500; -88.05361
Country United States
State Alabama
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 358
 • Density 75/sq mi (28.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35593
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-78984
GNIS feature ID 0153851
Website vinaalabama.org

Vina is a town in Franklin County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 358,[1] down from 400 in 2000.

Carl Elliott, the representative of Alabama's 7th congressional district from 1949 to 1965, graduated in 1929 from Vina High School.

Vina was incorporated in 1909.[2]

Geography[edit]

Vina is located in southwestern Fayette County at 34°22′30″N 88°3′13″W / 34.37500°N 88.05361°W / 34.37500; -88.05361 (34.374874, -88.053498).[3] Alabama State Route 19 passes through the town, leading northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Red Bay and south 21 miles (34 km) to Hamilton.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2), all land.[1] The town sits on the Tennessee Valley Divide, with the north side draining via several creeks to Bear Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Tennessee River; the south side of town drains to Hurricane Creek, a southwest-flowing part of the Tombigbee River watershed.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 339
1930 448 32.2%
1940 472 5.4%
1950 313 −33.7%
1960 184 −41.2%
1970 366 98.9%
1980 346 −5.5%
1990 356 2.9%
2000 400 12.4%
2010 358 −10.5%
Est. 2015 357 [4] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 400 people, 155 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 100.2 people per square mile (38.7/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 47.1 per square mile (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.25% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 155 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,594, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $23,000 versus $19,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,662. About 46.1% of families and 47.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 69.3% of those under age 18 and 52.9% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 34°22′30″N 88°03′13″W / 34.374874°N 88.053498°W / 34.374874; -88.053498