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Cedar Bluff, Alabama
Weiss Lake Drive
Weiss Lake Drive
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
 • Total 5.1 sq mi (13.3 km2)
 • Land 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
591 ft (180 m)
 • Total 1,820
 • Density 359/sq mi (138.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-12760
GNIS feature ID 0155014

Cedar Bluff is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,820. Unlike the rest of the county, Cedar Bluff is a wet town. Cedar Bluff is located on the north shore of Weiss Lake, noted for its crappie fishing.


A post office called Cedar Bluff has been in operation since 1837. Once the county seat from about 1836 to 1844 before being removed to Centre, the city was named for groves of cedar trees above the bluffs of the nearby river.

The Cornwall Furnace near Cedar Bluff is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Bluff is located northeast of the center of Cherokee County at 34°13'14.182" North, 85°35'45.596" West (34.220606, -85.595999).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.3 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.15%, is water. The town is bordered on the north, west, and south by Weiss Lake.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 85
1890 194 128.2%
1920 418
1950 563
1960 687 22.0%
1970 956 39.2%
1980 1,129 18.1%
1990 1,174 4.0%
2000 1,467 25.0%
2010 1,820 24.1%
Est. 2015 1,802 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,820 people, 766 households, and 521 families residing in the town. The population density was 359 people per square mile (138.6/km2). There were 1,302 housing units at an average density of 255 per square mile (98.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.2% White, 9.9% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 766 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,143, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,016 versus $26,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,469. About 22.8% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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