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Falkville, Alabama
Railroad Street
Railroad Street
Location of Falkville in Morgan County, Alabama.
Location of Falkville in Morgan County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Morgan
Area
 • Total 3.80 sq mi (9.83 km2)
 • Land 3.78 sq mi (9.79 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,197
 • Density 316.75/sq mi (122.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35622
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-25648
GNIS feature ID 0118175

Falkville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama, United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan areas. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,279, up from 1,202 in 2000.

Falkville incorporated three times: first in 1876, again on June 19, 1886, and lastly on December 13, 1898.

Geography

Falkville is located at 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W / 34.37194°N 86.90833°W / 34.37194; -86.90833 (34.371919, -86.908381).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 105
1900 343
1910 335 −2.3%
1920 362 8.1%
1930 543 50.0%
1940 567 4.4%
1950 613 8.1%
1960 682 11.3%
1970 946 38.7%
1980 1,310 38.5%
1990 1,337 2.1%
2000 1,202 −10.1%
2010 1,279 6.4%
2020 1,197 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,279 people, 387 households, and 274 families in the town. The population density was 345.7 people per square mile (134.6/km2). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 118.1 per square mile (46/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.1% White, 3.4% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 387 households 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.6% of households were one person and 10.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

The age distribution was 18.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% 65 or older. The median age was 48.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 68.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median household income was $36,848 and the median family income was $44,150. Males had a median income of $35,450 versus $21,635 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,850. About 7.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Falkville racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,096 91.56%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 25 2.09%
Native American 7 0.58%
Asian 1 0.08%
Other/Mixed 42 3.51%
Hispanic or Latino 26 2.17%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,197 people, 392 households, and 260 families residing in the town.

History

The community was named for Louis M. Falk, a Prussian merchant who emigrated to America in 1856. Falk opened a small general store on the site of Falkville in 1858.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Falkville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Notable people

  • Tom Drake, attorney, former professional wrestler, politician, and former member of the athletic staff of football coach Bear Bryant
  • Roy Drinkard, businessman
  • Rodney Jones, American poet

See also

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