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Graysville, Alabama

Graysville, Alabama
City
Location of Graysville in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of Graysville in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 33°37′37″N 86°57′44″W / 33.62694°N 86.96222°W / 33.62694; -86.96222
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area[1]
 • Total 16.92 sq mi (43.83 km2)
 • Land 16.92 sq mi (43.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,165
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 2,107
 • Density 124.51/sq mi (48.07/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35073
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-31384
GNIS feature ID 0119311
Website www.graysvillecity.com

Graysville is a city in northwestern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, located north of Adamsville. At the 2010 census the population was 2,165.

History

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this city was called Gin Town. Because it had the only cotton gin for miles around, the community grew. It incorporated as Graysville initially in 1897.[4] As the town grew, the need for businesses and houses of worship grew as well. One street over from this site, the Union Church was established in the early 1900s. All people of all denominations met and worshiped there as it was the only church for miles around. In 1927, the town charter was revoked on the grounds of "inactivity."

This city was reincorporated on November 17, 1945. The first meeting of the town council took place at the old school house on January 16, 1946. Later that year, the original city council established the Graysville Water Works system. In 1949, the city council established the Graysville Gas Board which eventually became the Graysville Municipal Gas System. During the 1950s and 1960s, the local coal mines and steel mills attracted families from all over Alabama. As a result of this growth, Graysville established the City’s first series of home developments and subdivisions. During the 1980s and 1990s, Graysville expanded its city limits by annexing multiple acres in what was then unincorporated in Jefferson County.

Its communities were damaged by an EF3 tornado on January 23, 2012.

Geography

Graysville is located at 33°37′37″N 86°57′44″W / 33.62694°N 86.96222°W / 33.62694; -86.96222 (33.626955, -86.962255).[5] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 319
1910 428 34.2%
1930 244
1950 879
1960 2,870 226.5%
1970 3,182 10.9%
1980 2,642 −17.0%
1990 2,241 −15.2%
2000 2,344 4.6%
2010 2,165 −7.6%
Est. 2016 2,107 [3] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,344 people, 976 households, and 696 families residing in the city. The population density was 373.1 people per square mile (144.1/km²). There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (67.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.26% White, 23.12% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 976 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,994, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $30,692 versus $25,446 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,328. About 8.2% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,165 people, 907 households, and 607 families residing in the city. The population density was 343.7 people per square mile (132.8/km²). There were 1,066 housing units at an average density of 169.2 per square mile (65.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.9% White, 23.6% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 907 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.3 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,750, and the median income for a family was $44,926. Males had a median income of $37,156 versus $30,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,308. About 15.9% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ [www.encyclopediaofalabama.org]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

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