- Vance, Alabama
official_name = Vance, Alabama
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Tuscaloosa County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Tuscaloosa, Bibb
area_total_km2 = 21.1
area_total_sq_mi = 8.2
area_land_km2 = 21.1
area_land_sq_mi = 8.2
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 509
elevation_m = 155
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 500
population_density_km2 = 23.7
population_density_sq_mi = 61
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
latd = 33 |latm = 9 |lats = 52 |latNS = N
longd = 87 |longm = 13 |longs = 54 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 35490
area_code = 205
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 01-78264
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0158947
Vance is a town in Bibb and Tuscaloosa Counties in the
U.S. stateof Alabama, just outside of the city of Tuscaloosa. It is most famous for the Mercedes-Benz plant, currently the only one in North America. The current mayor of Vance is Keith Mahaffey.
The town of Vance was first settled in
1830by David M. Lindley. At that time, the town was called Trionand it was a trading post on the Old Huntsville Road.
1872, Trion was renamed Smallwoodin honor of sawmill owner Charles Smallwood.
1879, Smallwood was renamed its current name Vancein honor of Dr. William Vanceof North Carolina.
*Mayor - Keith Mahaffey
*Place 1 - Lou Evelyn White
*Place 2 - Jack McBurnett
*Place 3 - Jerry Kornegay
*Place 4 - Brenda Morrison
*Place 5 - Dianne Averett
*Town Clerk - Susan Alexander
Vance is located at 33°9'52.276" North, 87°13'54.185" West (33.164521, -87.231718)GR|1.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.1 km²), all of it land.
*Average Annual Rainfall - 54.9"
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 500 people, 189 households, and 154 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 61.3 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 25.4/sq mi (9.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.00% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 189 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $21,944 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,867. About 2.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.vanceusa.com Town of Vance]
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