Falkville, Alabama

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Falkville, Alabama
Railroad Street
Railroad Street
Location of Falkville in Morgan County, Alabama.
Location of Falkville in Morgan County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°22′18″N 86°54′30″W / 34.37167°N 86.90833°W / 34.37167; -86.90833
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMorgan
Area
 • Total3.80 sq mi (9.83 km2)
 • Land3.78 sq mi (9.79 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,279
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
1,248
 • Density330.25/sq mi (127.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35622
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-25648
GNIS feature ID0118175
Websitewww.falkville.org

Falkville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama, United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan areas. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,279, up from 1,202 in 2000.

Falkville incorporated three times: first in 1876, again on June 19, 1886, and lastly on December 13, 1898.[3]

History[edit]

Falkville was named for Louis M. Falk, a Prussian merchant who emigrated to the area in the late 1850s. Falk opened a general store in what is now Falkville in 1859,[4] and later became the town's first postmaster;[3] the L&N Railroad was constructed through Falkville in the early 1870s, and a rail station opened in 1872.[3]

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration constructed a town hall for Falkville; this building now serves as the town's library.[5]

Geography[edit]

Falkville is located at 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W / 34.37194°N 86.90833°W / 34.37194; -86.90833 (34.371919, -86.908381).[6] The town is concentrated along U.S. Route 31 south of Hartselle. Interstate 65 passes through eastern part of town.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880105
1900343
1910335−2.3%
19203628.1%
193054350.0%
19405674.4%
19506138.1%
196068211.3%
197094638.7%
19801,31038.5%
19901,3372.1%
20001,202−10.1%
20101,2796.4%
Est. 20181,248[2]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,202 people, 365 households, and 254 families residing in the town; the population density was 326.3 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 390 housing units at an average density of 105.9 per square mile (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.26% White, 5.91% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 365 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.8% 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 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 32.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 71.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,759. Males had a median income of $29,231 versus $23,365 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,510. About 5.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 31.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 1,279 people, 387 households, and 274 families residing in the town; the population density was 345.7 people per square mile (134.6/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 118.1 per square mile (46/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.1% White, 3.4% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 387 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 68.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,848, and the median income for a family was $44,150. Males had a median income of $35,450 versus $21,635 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,850. About 7.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Falkville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Christopher Maloney, "Falkville," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 14 May 2013.
  4. ^ History, Town of Falkville official site
  5. ^ Alabama Tourism Department marker in Falkville, Alabama. Information accessed 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Falkville, Alabama

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W / 34.371919°N 86.908381°W / 34.371919; -86.908381