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Ethelsville, Alabama
Location of Ethelsville in Pickens County, Alabama.
Location of Ethelsville in Pickens County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Pickens
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
364 ft (111 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 49
 • Density 86.42/sq mi (33.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35461
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-24472
GNIS feature ID 0118045

Ethelsville is a town in Pickens County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 81, unchanged from 2000. Its population was estimated to be 73 in 2019. The town was named after Ethel Hancock, a one time resident and staple of the community. It was incorporated in 1952.

Geography

Ethelsville is located at 33°24′49″N 88°12′56″W / 33.41361°N 88.21556°W / 33.41361; -88.21556 (33.413563, -88.215516).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 62
1970 98 58.1%
1980 95 −3.1%
1990 52 −45.3%
2000 81 55.8%
2010 81 0.0%
2020 49 −39.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the United States Census Bureau, there were 73 people living in the town as of 2019. 57.59% of its residents are White and 42.41% are African American.

As of the 2010 census, there were 81 people, 37 households, and 23 families living in the town. The population density was 143.2 people per square mile (54.9/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 76.0 per square mile (29.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.07% White and 25.93% Black or African American.

As of 2019, children under the age of 18 represented 36.6% of the population while 8.9% of residents were aged 65 or older. The median age of Ethelsville was 24.6 years old as compared to the 38.1 year-old median age of the United States. 4.1% of Ethelsvillians were veterans and 21.6% of its residents spoke a language other than English at home.

Of its residents, 54.8% had graduated high school or received an equivalent degree, while 9.5% each had acquired an Associate degree and Bachelor's degree. Ethelsville residents commuted an average of 18 minutes to work, compared to the national average of 26.9 minutes. 79.6% of its residents drove alone to work, while 14.8% walked and 5.6% worked from home.

Household median income for Ethelsville's 59 housing units in 2019 was $39,167. The median income for a woman in the town was $35,156 in 2019, while the national average for women was $43,022. Males made far less, earning an average of just $23,750 annually. A full 51.3% of its residents lived below the poverty line. As of 2019, only 44.6% of its residents were employed.

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