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Arley, Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Winston
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
778 ft (237 m)
 • Total 357
 • Density 103.6/sq mi (40.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205, 256
FIPS code 01-02500
GNIS feature ID 0159081

Arley is a town in Winston County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated on December 18, 1965. At the 2010 census the population was 357, up from 290 in 2000.


Arley is located on 34°4′53″N 87°12′39″W / 34.08139°N 87.21083°W / 34.08139; -87.21083 (34.081499, -87.210768).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all land.

Arley is surrounded on three sides by Lewis Smith Lake.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Arley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 164
1980 276 68.3%
1990 338 22.5%
2000 290 −14.2%
2010 357 23.1%
Est. 2015 352 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2000 Census data

As of the census of 2000, there were 290 people, 123 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 103.6 people per square mile (40.0/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 49.7 per square mile (19.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.31% White, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 123 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,500, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,822. About 13.3% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.

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