Aliceville, Alabama

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Aliceville, Alabama
town
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°7′34″N 88°9′15″W / 33.12611°N 88.15417°W / 33.12611; -88.15417
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyPickens
Area
 • Total4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Land4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation194 ft (59 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total2,422
 • Density570.4/sq mi (221.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code35442
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-01228
GNIS feature ID0112988
 
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Aliceville, Alabama
town
Location in Pickens County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°7′34″N 88°9′15″W / 33.12611°N 88.15417°W / 33.12611; -88.15417
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyPickens
Area
 • Total4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Land4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation194 ft (59 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total2,422
 • Density570.4/sq mi (221.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code35442
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-01228
GNIS feature ID0112988

Aliceville is a town in Pickens County, Alabama. At the 2000 census its population was 2,567. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 2,465.[2]

History[edit]

In World War II, a Prisoner-of-war camp was set up in Aliceville to hold 6,000 German prisoners, most from the Afrika Korps, although the population of the camp rarely exceeded 3,500.[3] The camp operated between June 2, 1943 and September 1945.[3] Prisoners were brought to the camp via the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway.[3]

Geography[edit]

Aliceville is located at 33°7′35″N 88°9′16″W / 33.12639°N 88.15444°W / 33.12639; -88.15444 (33.126276, -88.154427)[4]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.

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, Aliceville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [5]

Climate data for Aliceville, Alabama
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)12
(53)
14
(58)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(83)
32
(89)
33
(92)
33
(91)
31
(87)
25
(77)
19
(66)
13
(56)
23.6
(74.4)
Average low °C (°F)−1
(31)
1
(33)
5
(41)
9
(49)
14
(58)
19
(66)
21
(70)
21
(69)
17
(63)
9
(49)
4
(40)
1
(33)
10
(50.2)
Precipitation mm (inches)140
(5.5)
135
(5.3)
150
(5.9)
132
(5.2)
97
(3.8)
97
(3.8)
119
(4.7)
84
(3.3)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
112
(4.4)
122
(4.8)
1,355
(53.3)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,567 people, 978 households, and 646 families residing in the town. The population density was 570.9 people per square mile (220.2/km²). There were 1,092 housing units at an average density of 242.9 per square mile (93.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 32.29% White, 66.54% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 978 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 28.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% 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 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 75.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 64.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,092, and the median income for a family was $23,233. Males had a median income of $25,114 versus $15,952 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,028. About 38.7% of families and 44.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 64.6% of those under age 18 and 29.9% of those age 65 or over.

Aliceville is home to a new Federal prison. Construction on the $250 million, 1,500-bed medium-security women’s prison began in 2008 and was completed in 2011. The facility also includes a 256-bed minimum-security work camp.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°07′35″N 88°09′16″W / 33.126276°N 88.154427°W / 33.126276; -88.154427