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Haleyville, Alabama
Location of Haleyville in Marion County and Winston County, Alabama.
Location of Haleyville in Marion County and Winston County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Winston, Marion
Area
 • Total 8.43 sq mi (21.84 km2)
 • Land 8.38 sq mi (21.71 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
942 ft (287 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,361
 • Density 520.22/sq mi (200.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35565
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-32704
GNIS feature ID 0119567

Haleyville is a city in Winston and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It incorporated on February 28, 1889. Most of the city is located in Winston County, with a small portion of the western limits entering Marion County. Haleyville was originally named Davis Cross Roads, having been established at the crossroads of Byler Road and the Illinois Central Railroad. At the 2010 census the population was 4,173, down slightly from 4,182 in 2000.

Geography

Haleyville is located at 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23000°N 87.61889°W / 34.23000; -87.61889 (34.230131, -87.618978).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 165
1910 1,111 573.3%
1920 1,404 26.4%
1930 2,115 50.6%
1940 2,427 14.8%
1950 3,331 37.2%
1960 3,740 12.3%
1970 4,190 12.0%
1980 5,306 26.6%
1990 4,452 −16.1%
2000 4,182 −6.1%
2010 4,173 −0.2%
2020 4,361 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 4,173 people, 1,783 households, and 1,114 families living in the city. The population density was 563.9 people per square mile (217.6/km2). There were 2,073 housing units at an average density of 280.1 per square mile (108.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.7% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. 6.0% of the population were Latino of any race. Of the 1,783 households 26.9% had children under the age of 52 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 33.9% of households were one person and 16.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% 65 or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median household income was $23,191 and the median family income was $35,463. Males had a median income of $35,292 versus $20,789 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,636. About 29.8% of families and 37.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.6% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

City Council

The election of August 26, 2008, elected the following to city council. They officially took office November 3, 2008.

  • Mayor- Ken Sunseri (2008–present)
  • Place 1- Royce Benefield (2008–present)
  • Place 2- Drew Thrasher (2008–present)
  • Place 3- Bud Wilson (2008–present)
  • Place 4- Jonathan Bennett (2008–present)
  • Place 5- Richard Bittinger (2008–present)

Education

The Haleyville City School System operates three places of public education: Haleyville Elementary School, Haleyville Middle School, and Haleyville High School. Also within the system lies the Haleyville Center of Technology, a career and vocational training center.

Haleyville High School's mascot is the lion, and the school colors are red and white.

The system is the home of the Haleyville High School Band, which has won several national championships. Its last notable victory came under the direction of Ken Williams (director from 1990 to 2007), during a national competition held 2003 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX. The band received all superior ratings and was crowned Grand Champion of the competition.

In October 2014, Haleyville High School was awarded the Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence. In April 2017 Haleyville Elementary School received the Charlotte F. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education.

Notable people

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