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Midfield, Alabama
Location of Midfield in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of Midfield in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 2.66 sq mi (6.88 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
512 ft (156 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,211
 • Density 1,960.50/sq mi (757.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35228
Area code(s) 205 & 659
FIPS code 01-48376
GNIS feature ID 0122701

Midfield is a town in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, located two miles south of the Birmingham suburb of Fairfield. It incorporated in 1953. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,365.

Geography

Midfield is located at 33°27′21″N 86°55′37″W / 33.45583°N 86.92694°W / 33.45583; -86.92694 (33.455874, -86.927044).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this town has a total area of about 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,556
1970 6,621 86.2%
1980 6,182 −6.6%
1990 5,559 −10.1%
2000 5,626 1.2%
2010 5,365 −4.6%
2020 5,211 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,365 people, 1,999 households, and 1,398 families residing in this town. The population density was 2,063.5 people per square mile (800.7/km2). There were 2,330 housing units at an average density of 896.2 per square mile (347.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.6% Black or African American, 16.4% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,999 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 31.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was distributed with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,138, and the median income for a family was $46,444. Males had a median income of $39,420 versus $28,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,496. About 15.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Midfield racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 422 8.1%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,379 84.03%
Native American 15 0.29%
Asian 6 0.12%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 108 2.07%
Hispanic or Latino 280 5.37%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,211 people, 1,855 households, and 1,273 families residing in the city.

Notable people

  • Ron Casey, former editor for the Birmingham News
  • Michael Gibbons, American boxer
  • J. J. Nelson, All-American wide receiver for the UAB Blazers
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