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Douglas is a town in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. Douglas, a part of the Huntsville–Decatur Combined Statistical Area, had a population of 744 in the 2010 census.[3] The town incorporated in 1978.[4]

Geography

Douglas is located at 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.17167°N 86.32000°W / 34.17167; -86.32000 (34.171631, -86.319967).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.24% is water.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 201
1980 199 −1.0%
1990 474 138.2%
2000 530 11.8%
2010 744 40.4%
Est. 2016 761 [2] 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 530 people, 213 households and 158 families residing in the town. The population density was 171.0 per square mile (66.0/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 74.5 per square mile (28.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 2.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 213 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

Age distribution was 27.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median household income was $33,594, and the median family income was $36,000. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,410. About 8.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Douglas town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3496
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers (G001): Douglas town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.171631°N 86.319967°W / 34.171631; -86.319967