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Adamsville, Alabama
Porter Mine Company Housing for Black Miner in Adamsville, 1946
Porter Mine Company Housing for Black Miner in Adamsville, 1946
Nickname(s): 
Adam
Location of Adamsville in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of Adamsville in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 33°35′25″N 86°56′57″W / 33.59028°N 86.94917°W / 33.59028; -86.94917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 26.42 sq mi (68.44 km2)
 • Land 26.21 sq mi (67.90 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)  0.05%
Elevation
577 ft (176 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,366
 • Density 166.55/sq mi (64.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35005
Area code(s) 205 & 659
FIPS code 01-00460
GNIS feature ID 112930
Website www.cityofadamsville.org

Adamsville is a city in western Jefferson County, Alabama. It is north from the Birmingham suburb of Pleasant Grove. It initially incorporated in 1901 (although the 1910 U.S. Census stated 1900), but disincorporated in 1915. It later reincorporated in 1953. According to the 2010 census, this town had a population of 4,522, down from its peak population of 4,965 in 2000.

Geography

Adamsville is located at 33°35′25″N 86°56′57″W / 33.59028°N 86.94917°W / 33.59028; -86.94917 (33.590411, -86.949166).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles (51 km2), of which 19.6 square miles (51 km2) is land and 0.05% is water.

Demographics

Adamsville

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 649
1950 1,531
1960 2,095 36.8%
1970 2,412 15.1%
1980 2,498 3.6%
1990 4,161 66.6%
2000 4,965 19.3%
2010 4,522 −8.9%
2020 4,366 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Adamsville first appeared on the 1910 U.S. Census as an incorporated town. It disincorporated in 1915 and did not appear on the census again until 1950, when it reported as an unincorporated village. It reincorporated in 1953 as a town and has appeared on every successive census to date. In the 1960s, it upgraded from town to city status.

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 4,522 people, 1,752 households and 1,253 families living in the town. The population density was 230.7 per square mile (89.0/km2). There were 1,990 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 52.3% White, 44.9% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. 2.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,752 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

23.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median household income was $52,167 and the median family income was $56,551. Males had a median income of $41,176 compared with $31,349 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,461. About 7.9% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Henry E. Erwin, Medal of Honor recipient during World War II
  • Brandon Johnson, former NFL linebacker and 2001 Minor High School graduate
  • Jim King, head football coach of the University of West Alabama from 1973 to 1976
  • Bryan Thomas, former linebacker and defensive end for the New York Jets and 1996 graduate of Minor High School
  • Chris Williams, professional basketball player and 1998 graduate of Minor High School
  • Nick Williams, NFL defensive end and 2008 graduate of Minor High School

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