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Higdon, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
 • Land 3.940 sq mi (10.205 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 354.8/sq mi (137.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35979
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 120045

Higdon is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Alabama, United States.


A post office called Higdon has been in operation since 1882. The community bears the name of its first postmaster.


Higdon is located on top of Sand Mountain.

Higdon covers an area of 10.205 square miles (26.43 km2), all land.

Major Highways

  • Alabama 71.svg State Route 71


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,398 people. The population density was 354.8 persons per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 0.2% Black and 2.1% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In Higdon, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18 and 13.2% who were 64 years of age or older. Marriage status: 15.1% never married, 71.9% now married, 3.8% widowed, and 9.2% divorced.

The per capita income for Higdon was $14,341. About 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line.

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