kids encyclopedia robot

Ashville, Alabama facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Ashville, Alabama
St. Clair County Courthouse in Ashville
St. Clair County Courthouse in Ashville
Location of Ashville in St. Clair County, Alabama.
Location of Ashville in St. Clair County, Alabama.
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 412: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Coordinates: 33°50′13″N 86°15′18″W / 33.837°N 86.255°W / 33.837; -86.255Coordinates: 33°50′13″N 86°15′18″W / 33.837°N 86.255°W / 33.837; -86.255
Country United States
State Alabama
County St. Clair
Area
 • Total 19.40 sq mi (50.25 km2)
 • Land 19.21 sq mi (49.76 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
577 ft (176 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,346
 • Density 122.10/sq mi (47.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35953
Area codes 205, 659
FIPS code 01-02908
GNIS feature ID 0164539

Ashville is a city in Saint Clair County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 2,212 at the 2010 census, down from 2,260, at which time it was a town. Ashville is the county seat of St. Clair County along with Pell City. It incorporated in 1822.

Geography

Ashville is located at 33°50′37″N 86°15′59″W / 33.84361°N 86.26639°W / 33.84361; -86.26639 (33.843737, -86.266274).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 19.4 square miles (50 km2), of which 19.3 square miles (50 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.46%) is water.

Climate

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

Climate data for Ashville, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
12.8
(55)
18.9
(66)
22.8
(73)
28.3
(83)
31.7
(89)
32.2
(90)
32.2
(90)
30
(86)
24.4
(76)
17.8
(64)
11.7
(53)
22.8
(73)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33)
0.6
(33)
6.1
(43)
8.9
(48)
13.3
(56)
18.3
(65)
20
(68)
19.4
(67)
15.6
(60)
9.4
(49)
3.3
(38)
0.6
(33)
9.4
(49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 135
(5.3)
137
(5.4)
163
(6.4)
117
(4.6)
91
(3.6)
94
(3.7)
127
(5)
99
(3.9)
91
(3.6)
66
(2.6)
86
(3.4)
130
(5.1)
1,334
(52.5)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Ashville

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 117
1900 362
1910 278 −23.2%
1920 349 25.5%
1930 369 5.7%
1940 385 4.3%
1950 494 28.3%
1960 973 97.0%
1970 986 1.3%
1980 1,489 51.0%
1990 1,494 0.3%
2000 2,260 51.3%
2010 2,212 −2.1%
2020 2,346 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

Ashville first appeared on the 1860 U.S. Census as an incorporated town. It would not appear again on the census as a town until 1900. See also precinct below.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,212 people, 793 households, and 597 families residing in the town. The population density was 114.6 people per square mile (40.1/km2). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 46.0 per square mile (17.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 75.8% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 03% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. 3.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 793 households, out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,321, and the median income for a family was $34,607. Males had a median income of $32,026 versus $30,033 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,419. About 14.2% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

April 27, 2011 Tornado

On the eve of April 27, 2011, an EF-4 tornado ripped through the Shoal Creek Valley community of Ashville, killing 13 residents and destroying hundreds of homes and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property. The area was so devastated that Governor Robert Bentley visited the community along with officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The community received both federal and state disaster aid several weeks following the breakout. Rescuers from nearby Ragland, and other towns throughout the county, immediately responded after the devastation occurred. Curfew and property protection policies were instituted during the week after the storm, protecting residents from fraudulent home builders and insurance agencies.

Education

  • St. Clair County School System
    • Ashville Elementary School
      • Principal: Shane Parker
        • Guidance Counselor: Summer Burke
    • Ashville Middle School
      • Principal: Rusty St. John
        • Assistant Principal: TBA
        • Guidance Counselor: Kerry Montgomery
    • Ashville High School
      • Principal: Janet Johnson
        • Assistant Principal: TBA
        • Guidance Counselor: TBA
      • Mascot: Bulldogs - School Colors: Kelly Green, White, and Orange

Notable people

  • Rufus W. Cobb, Governor of Alabama from 1878–1882
  • John Grass, Ashville High School: c/o 1985, head football coach for Jacksonville State University
  • Howard Hill, Hollywood archer, called "The World's Greatest Archer," winning 196 field archery competitions. Also stunt double for actor Errol Flynn. Buried in Ashville

Images for kids

kids search engine
Ashville, Alabama Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.