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Castleberry, Alabama
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Location of Castleberry in Conecuh County, Alabama.
Location of Castleberry in Conecuh County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Conecuh
Area
 • Total 1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (55 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 486
 • Density 284.04/sq mi (109.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36432
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-12496
GNIS feature ID 0115688

Castleberry is a town in Conecuh County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 486. Castleberry is known as the "Strawberry Capital of Alabama" and is home to the annual Castleberry Strawberry Festival. Castleberry is also known for its "speed trap" with the confiscation of property happening on a regular basis. The town has five police officers. A lawsuit against former Police Chief Tracy Hawsey and the town of Castleberry is pending.

Geography

Castleberry is located in southern Conecuh County at 31°17′52″N 87°1′30″W / 31.29778°N 87.02500°W / 31.29778; -87.02500 (31.297899, -87.025027).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.09%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 167
1910 225 34.7%
1920 313 39.1%
1930 427 36.4%
1940 609 42.6%
1950 667 9.5%
1960 669 0.3%
1970 666 −0.4%
1980 847 27.2%
1990 669 −21.0%
2000 590 −11.8%
2010 583 −1.2%
2020 486 −16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 590 people, 257 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 344.0 people per square mile (132.4/km2). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 193.0 per square mile (74.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 63.22% White, 35.59% Black or African American, 0.85% Pacific Islander, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 257 households, out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,204, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $27,386 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,154. About 21.8% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.0% of those under age 18 and 29.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

  • Conecuh County Junior High School
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