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Creola
City
Location of Creola
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Area
 • Total 15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)
 • Land 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,002
 • Density 129.2/sq mi (49.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36525
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-18304
GNIS feature ID 0116848
Website http://www.cityofcreola.org

Creola is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population was 1,926 as of the 2010 Census. This was down from 2,002 at the 2000 census, at which time it was still a town. It is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. It incorporated in 1978.

History

In 2013 the governments of Creola and Saraland were taking steps in a possible merger.

Geography

Creola is located at 30°53′44″N 88°0′53″W / 30.89556°N 88.01472°W / 30.89556; -88.01472 (30.895465, -88.014760).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 15.5 square miles (40 km2), of which 14.6 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (5.62%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 472
1980 1,652 250.0%
1990 1,896 14.8%
2000 2,002 5.6%
2010 1,926 −3.8%
Est. 2015 1,955 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,002 people, 718 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 137.1 people per square mile (52.9/km2). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 54.5 per square mile (21.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.36% White, 9.89% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 718 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,517, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $35,658 versus $19,911 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,956. About 14.3% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,926 people, 692 households, and 519 families residing in the town. The population density was 131.9 people per square mile (51.0/km2). There were 775 housing units at an average density of 53.1 per square mile (20.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.7% White, 9.8% Black or African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 3.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 692 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.6 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,786, and the median income for a family was $48,009. Males had a median income of $45,729 versus $36,902 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,202. About 14.7% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines.

Coordinates: 30°53′44″N 88°00′53″W / 30.895465°N 88.01476°W / 30.895465; -88.01476


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