Loxley, Alabama

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Loxley, Alabama
Town
Motto: "Biggest Little Town in Baldwin"
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°37′25″N 87°45′17″W / 30.62361°N 87.75472°W / 30.62361; -87.75472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBaldwin
Government
 • TypeCity Council and Mayor
 • MayorBilly Middleton
Area
 • Total32.2 sq mi (83.4 km2)
 • Land31.9 sq mi (82.5 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation171 ft (52 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,632
 • Density51/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code36551
Area code(s)251
FIPS code01-44608
GNIS feature ID0155142
Websitewww.townofloxley.org
 
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Loxley, Alabama
Town
Motto: "Biggest Little Town in Baldwin"
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°37′25″N 87°45′17″W / 30.62361°N 87.75472°W / 30.62361; -87.75472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBaldwin
Government
 • TypeCity Council and Mayor
 • MayorBilly Middleton
Area
 • Total32.2 sq mi (83.4 km2)
 • Land31.9 sq mi (82.5 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation171 ft (52 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,632
 • Density51/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code36551
Area code(s)251
FIPS code01-44608
GNIS feature ID0155142
Websitewww.townofloxley.org

Loxley is a town in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,632.[1] It is part of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley micropolitan area. Loxley is becoming a popular location for the expansion of the suburbs from Daphne and Spanish Fort, Alabama, because it is served by an Interstate 10 exit and is almost directly in between the large cities of Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida.

History[edit]

19th century[edit]

In 1870, a man from Chicago by the name of John Loxley established a lumber camp in the area previously known as Bennet. The lumber camp included a commissary and saw mill. The men that traveled with Loxley settled in what later became the town of Loxley. John Loxley returned to Chicago when the lumber was exhausted.[2]

20th century[edit]

The train depot opened on May 5, 1906, on the Fort Morgan Line. Before that there were only wagon roads to Bay Minette. Also in 1906, the Loxley post office was opened in by Octavia Sauer. She served as the postmistress and depot agent. By 1920, the businesses in Loxley consisted of an egg store, grocery store, two general merchandise stores, train depot, drug store, telegraph office, land office, repair garage, post office, bank, hotel, butcher shop, orange packing shed, cement block plant, a blacksmith, a feed and lumber store. A grammar school was built in 1925.[2]

The Town of Loxley incorporated in March 1957.[2]

Geography[edit]

Loxley is located in south-central Baldwin County at 30°37'24.600" North, 87°45'17.035" West (30.623500, -87.754732).[3] U.S. Route 90 (Hickory Street) passes through the center of the town, leading eastbound 5 miles (8 km) to Robertsdale, Alabama, and 39 miles (63 km) to Pensacola, Florida, and westbound 11 miles (18 km) to Spanish Fort and 20 miles (32 km) to Mobile. Interstate 10 passes through the northern end of town, with access via Exit 44 (Alabama State Route 59).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.2 square miles (83.4 km2), of which 31.9 square miles (82.5 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.15%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,348 people, 562 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 561.0 people per square mile (216.9/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 253.5 per square mile (98.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.58% White, 5.34% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 1.71% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 2.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 562 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% 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 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,583, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $34,609 versus $22,614 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,099. About 11.1% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Loxley is an incorporated town located in Baldwin County, Alabama. It is governed by a mayor and city council, both of which are elected by popular vote every four years.

Education[edit]

Loxley is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.

Schools[edit]

Public[edit]

Events[edit]

Loxley hosts the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival every spring.

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 30°37′25″N 87°45′17″W / 30.6235°N 87.754732°W / 30.6235; -87.754732