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Coosada, Alabama
Coosada town hall and post office
Coosada town hall and post office
Location of Coosada in Elmore County, Alabama.
Location of Coosada in Elmore County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Elmore
Area
 • Total 7.13 sq mi (18.48 km2)
 • Land 6.89 sq mi (17.86 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (55 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,217
 • Density 176.53/sq mi (68.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36020
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-17176
GNIS feature ID 0137171

Coosada is a town in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 1,217. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Coosada is located at 32°30′15″N 86°20′3″W / 32.50417°N 86.33417°W / 32.50417; -86.33417 (32.504197, -86.334120).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), of which 7.2 square miles (19 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (3.37%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 45
1970 240
1980 980 308.3%
1990 912 −6.9%
2000 1,382 51.5%
2010 1,224 −11.4%
2020 1,217 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

Note: The 1880 U.S. Census figure is for the unincorporated community of Coosada Station. Coosada was not incorporated until 1967.

Coosada, Alabama Volunteer Fire Department
Coosada volunteer fire department

At the 2000 census there were 1,382 people, 472 households, and 370 families in the town. The population density was 196.1 people per square mile (75.7/km2). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 75.1 per square mile (29.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 56.08% White, 42.55% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 472 households 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.3% of households were one person and 7.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.38.

The age distribution was 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% 65 or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median household income was $39,405 and the median family income was $44,118. Males had a median income of $30,444 versus $22,411 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,219. About 7.7% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,224 people, 434 households, and 340 families in the town. The population density was 172.3 people per square mile (66.5/km2). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 66.7 per square mile (25.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 57.7% White, 40.0% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 2.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 472 households 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.9% of households were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.19.

The age distribution was 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% 65 or older. The median age was 38.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median household income was $47,904 and the median family income was $53,462. Males had a median income of $41,336 versus $24,659 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,636. About 10.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • William Wyatt Bibb, first governor of Alabama; is buried in the Bibb family cemetery, just outside of Coosada
  • George G. McWhorter, member of the Florida Supreme Court from 1885 to 1887
  • William Weatherford, Creek chief. Born near Coosada.
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