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Brantley, Alabama
Town
Brantley in 2012
Brantley in 2012
Nickname(s): 
"Front Porch Capital of the South"
Location of Brantley in Crenshaw County, Alabama.
Location of Brantley in Crenshaw County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Crenshaw
Area
 • Total 3.16 sq mi (8.18 km2)
 • Land 3.11 sq mi (8.05 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
295 ft (90 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 825
 • Density 265.53/sq mi (102.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36009
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-09016
GNIS feature ID 0154995

Brantley is a city in Crenshaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 825. Brantley was incorporated in 1891 as a city.

Geography

Brantley is located in southern Crenshaw County at 31°35'4" North, 86°15'24" West (31.584365, −86.256651).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.16 square miles (8.18 km2), of which 3.11 square miles (8.05 km2) is land and 0.050 square miles (0.13 km2), or 1.60%, is water. The town is located on high ground north of the Conecuh River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 390
1910 803 105.9%
1920 702 −12.6%
1930 1,053 50.0%
1940 1,126 6.9%
1950 1,102 −2.1%
1960 1,014 −8.0%
1970 1,066 5.1%
1980 1,151 8.0%
1990 1,015 −11.8%
2000 920 −9.4%
2010 809 −12.1%
2020 825 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 920 people, 406 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 291.1 people per square mile (112.4/km2). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 147.8 per square mile (57.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 59.35% White, 40.22% Black or African American and 0.43% Native American. 0.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 406 households, out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,574, and the median income for a family was $30,078. Males had a median income of $26,063 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,108. About 18.8% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

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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, Brantley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Brantley, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14.4
(58)
16.7
(62)
20.6
(69)
26.1
(79)
29.4
(85)
32.8
(91)
33.9
(93)
33.3
(92)
31.1
(88)
26.1
(79)
21.1
(70)
16.7
(62)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
1.7
(35)
5
(41)
10
(50)
13.9
(57)
17.8
(64)
20
(68)
19.4
(67)
16.7
(62)
9.4
(49)
4.4
(40)
1.1
(34)
10
(50)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
13
(5.2)
16
(6.3)
12
(4.8)
10
(4.1)
11
(4.4)
15
(6)
14
(5.4)
11
(4.2)
6
(2.3)
9
(3.5)
12
(4.9)
142
(56.1)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

Brantley Public Schools are part of the Crenshaw County School District. Schools in the district include Luverne High School, Highland Home School and Brantley High School. Mr. Dodd Hawthorne is the superintendent .

Notable residents

  • Chuck Person, basketball player
  • Wesley Person, basketball player
  • Wesley Person Jr., basketball player
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