- Sylacauga, Alabama
official_name = Sylacauga, Alabama
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Talladega County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Talladega
area_total_km2 = 48.3
area_total_sq_mi = 18.6
area_land_km2 = 48
area_land_sq_mi = 18.5
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
elevation_ft = 545
elevation_m = 166
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 12616
population_density_km2 = 261.2
population_density_sq_mi = 678.3
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
latd = 33 |latm = 10 |lats = 42 |latNS = N
longd = 86 |longm = 15 |longs = 4 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 35150-35151
area_code = 256
blank_name = FIPS code
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Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County,
Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 12,616.
Sylacauga is the site of the only documented case of an object from
outer spacehitting a person. On November 30, 1954, a 4 kg piece of the Hodges Meteoritecrashed through the roof of an Oak Park house, bounced off a radio, and badly bruised a woman taking an afternoon nap.
The first settlers in the Coosa River Valley were the Creek Indians. Sylacauga was first mentioned in Hernando DeSoto's records in 1540. The name Sylacauga is made up of two Indian words - "Chalaka-ge" meaning "The place of the Chalaka Tribe". The city was first incorporated as Syllacoga in 1838 and again in 1887 as Sylacauga. Sylacauga, "The Marble City", is constructed on a solid deposit of the hardest, whitest marble in the world. The bed is approximately 32 miles long by one and one half miles wide and 400 feet deep. [http://www.sylacauga.net/sn_history.htm]
Sylacauga is home to one of three
Blue Bell Creameriesmanufacturing facilities, which produces Blue Bell brand ice cream. In addition, Sylacauga is home to Imerysand Teksid Aluminum Components of Fiat
Sylacauga is located at coor dms|33|10|42|N|86|15|4|W|city (33.178360, -86.251068)GR|1.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.3 km²), of which, 18.5 square miles (48.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.59%) is water. Sylacauga is also home to Gravity hill.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,616 people, 5,215 households, and 3,421 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 681.0 people per square mile (262.9/km²). There were 5,748 housing units at an average density of 310.3/sq mi (119.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.17% White, 28.91% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,215 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,533, and the median income for a family was $40,275. Males had a median income of $32,092 versus $21,990 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,209. About 16.6% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
Notable people from Sylacauga
Jonathan Bearden, actor.
Jim Nabors, actor and singer, star of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.television series.
Van Allen Plexico, writer.
Gerald Wallace, NBA basketball player, Charlotte Bobcats.
Ehren Wassermann, MLB baseball player, Chicago Whitesox.
* [http://www.sylacauga.net/ Official Site]
* [http://alabamabelle27.tripod.com/sylacauga24.html Tribute to Sylacauga]
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