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Colony, Alabama
Location of Colony in Cullman County, Alabama.
Location of Colony in Cullman County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cullman
 • Total 2.17 sq mi (5.63 km2)
 • Land 2.16 sq mi (5.60 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
456 ft (139 m)
 • Total 264
 • Density 122.00/sq mi (47.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 01-16684
GNIS feature ID 1669444

Colony is a town in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 268, down from 385 in 2000. Colony is a historically African-American town. In its early days it was a haven for African Americans in the Deep South. It incorporated in 1981.


Colony is located in southern Cullman County at 33°56′42″N 86°53′58″W / 33.94500°N 86.89944°W / 33.94500; -86.89944 (33.945011, -86.899465), about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. The town is located along Alabama State Route 91, approximately one mile west of Interstate 65.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.40%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 298
2000 385 29.2%
2010 268 −30.4%
2020 264 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Colony racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 31 11.74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 220 83.33%
Native American 1 0.38%
Asian 1 0.38%
Other/Mixed 8 3.03%
Hispanic or Latino 3 1.14%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 264 people, 188 households, and 123 families residing in the town.

Notable person

  • James C. Fields, member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010

See also

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