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Hackleburg, Alabama
City of Hackleburg
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Hackleburg in Marion County, Alabama.
Location of Hackleburg in Marion County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marion
Area
 • Total 15.29 sq mi (39.59 km2)
 • Land 15.28 sq mi (39.56 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,425
 • Density 93.29/sq mi (36.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35564
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-32560
GNIS feature ID 0119530

Hackleburg is a town in Marion County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated on August 23, 1909. At the 2010 census, its population was 1,430.

Geography

Hackleburg is located at 34°16′17″N 87°49′51″W / 34.27139°N 87.83083°W / 34.27139; -87.83083.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.3 square miles (40 km2), all land.

Severe weather history

On April 27, 2011 Hackleburg suffered catastrophic damage when it was hit by an EF5 tornado – part of the 2011 Super Outbreak – which killed 18 Hackleburg residents. On May 2, the Red Cross declared the city 75 percent destroyed.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 286
1920 376 31.5%
1930 628 67.0%
1940 492 −21.7%
1950 534 8.5%
1960 527 −1.3%
1970 726 37.8%
1980 883 21.6%
1990 1,161 31.5%
2000 1,527 31.5%
2010 1,516 −0.7%
2020 1,425 −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

At the 2000 census there were 1,527 people, 657 households, and 444 families in the town. The population density was 99.7 people per square mile (38.5/km2). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 657 households 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.5% of households were one person and 16.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

The age distribution was 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median household income was $26,075 and the median family income was $30,938. Males had a median income of $26,542 versus $20,739 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,239. About 10.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 25.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,516 people, 656 households, and 433 families in the town. The population density was 99.8 people per square mile (38.5/km2). There were 769 housing units at an average density of 50.3 per square mile (19.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 656 households 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.5% of households were one person and 17.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

The age distribution was 20.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% 65 or older. The median age was 44.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median household income was $29,350 and the median family income was $34,375. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $24,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,584. About 27.4% of families and 31.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.3% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Hackleburg is a part of the Marion County Schools district.

Hackleburg Elementary and High School's mascot is the Panther, and the school colors are Black and Gold. The schools were among the many buildings destroyed by the tornado of April 27, 2011.

The Marion County Board of Education initiated construction of a $25 million total K-12 academic complex in Hackleburg. It opened for the 2015–2016 school year.

Notable people

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