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Guin, Alabama
Nickname(s): 
"Proud home of Scufflegrit”
Motto(s): 
"Come experience the charm and friendliness of the Deep South"
Location of Guin in Marion County, Alabama.
Location of Guin in Marion County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marion
Area
 • Total 14.97 sq mi (38.79 km2)
 • Land 14.97 sq mi (38.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,195
 • Density 146.58/sq mi (56.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35563
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-32224
GNIS feature ID 0154458
Website http://www.guinal.org/

Guin is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in December 1889. At the 2020 census, the population was 2,195.

Geography

Guin is located at 33°58′23″N 87°55′0″W / 33.97306°N 87.91667°W / 33.97306; -87.91667 (33.973135, -87.916711).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 249
1910 356 43.0%
1920 596 67.4%
1930 1,099 84.4%
1940 1,175 6.9%
1950 1,137 −3.2%
1960 1,462 28.6%
1970 2,220 51.8%
1980 2,418 8.9%
1990 2,464 1.9%
2000 2,389 −3.0%
2010 2,376 −0.5%
2020 2,195 −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

At the 2000 census there were 2,389 people in 1,027 households, including 666 families, in the city. The population density was 191.5 people per square mile (74.0/km2). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 93.6 per square mile (36.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.69% White, 11.85% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,027 households 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.7% of households were one person and 16.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

The age distribution was 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median household income was $26,618 and the median family income was $35,174. Males had a median income of $31,019 versus $21,316 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,690. About 19.2% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.9% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 2,376 people in 1,029 households, including 647 families, in the city. The population density was 190.1 people per square mile (73.6/km2). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 89.5 per square mile (34.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.9% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,029 households 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.2% of households were one person and 15.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

The age distribution was 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% 65 or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median household income was $28,571 and the median family income was $41,375. Males had a median income of $30,670 versus $27,788 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,359. About 17.9% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.9% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Guin is a part of the Marion County School system. Marion County High School houses grades 7-12. MCHS is the oldest high school in the county. Guin Elementary School hosts grades K-6.

Notable people

  • Morgan D. Peoples, American historian and educator, born in Guin in 1919
  • Coaching brothers Hayden Riley and Bud Riley
  • Rece Davis
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