- West Blocton, Alabama
official_name = West Blocton, Alabama
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Bibb County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Bibb
area_total_km2 = 12.3
area_total_sq_mi = 4.7
area_land_km2 = 12.2
area_land_sq_mi = 4.7
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 495
elevation_m = 151
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1372
population_density_km2 = 111.5
population_density_sq_mi = 291.9
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
latd = 33 |latm = 7 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 87 |longm = 7 |longs = 22 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 35184
area_code = 205
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 01-80928
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0153935
West Blocton is a town in Bibb County,
Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,372.
West Blocton is located at coor dms|33|7|7|N|87|7|22|W|city (33.118733, -87.122875)GR|1.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.42%) is water. This community is considered the terminus of the Appalachian Mountains.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,372 people, 532 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 291.7 people per square mile (112.7/km²). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 127.4/sq mi (49.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.74% White, 19.53% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 532 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $38,854. Males had a median income of $31,164 versus $23,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,861. About 14.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.
Debra Marshallwas born in West Blocton, Alabama in 1966 known from WWE.
*West Blocton is known for its historic
beehive ovens, built in the late 1880's for coke production.
*West Blocton Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School and was one of the first schools in the state to be trained for the Alabama Reading Initiative.
* [http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/al/westBlocton.html Institute of Southern Jewish Life, History of West Blocton]
Link to further history of West Blocton [http://www.wbbm.org/history-notes.htm]
U.S. Department of the Interior site on the [http://www.mcrcc.osmre.gov/Birmingham/coke_ovens.htm West Blocton Coke Ovens] .
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