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Town of Moundville
Location of Moundville in Hale County and Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
|• Total||4.67 sq mi (12.08 km2)|
|• Land||4.61 sq mi (11.94 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)|
|Elevation||161 ft (49 m)|
|• Density||655.82/sq mi (253.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||205, 659|
|GNIS feature ID||0160145|
Moundville is a town in Hale and Tuscaloosa counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It was incorporated on December 22, 1908. From its incorporation until the 1970 census, it was wholly within Hale County. At the 2010 census the population was 2,427, up from 1,809 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area. Within the town is Moundville Archaeological Site, the location of a prehistoric Mississippian culture political and ceremonial center.
Moundville is located at(32.998521, -87.626006).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), of which 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (1.00%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census, there were 1,809 people, 809 total housing units with 688 being occupied households, and 479 families living in the town. The population density was 458.7 per square mile (177.3/km2). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 197.8 per square mile (76.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 61.30% White, 35.16% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 688 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.
29.47% of the population were under the age of 19, 6.63% from 20 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.67% from 45 to 64, and 15.54% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.
The median household income was $31,944 and the median family income was $36,000. Males had a median income of $30,625 compared with $25,231 for females. The per capita income was $13,014. About 21.2% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
At the 2010 census, there were 2,427 people, 1,003 total housing units with 894 being occupied households, and 652 families living in the town. The population density was 622.3 per square mile (235.6/km2). There were 1,003 housing units at an average density of 257.2 per square mile (97.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 56.2% White, 40.4% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 894 households, of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.
27.7% of the population were under the age of 19, 7.6% from 20 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median household income was $43,083 and the median family income was $55,821. Males had a median income of $50,893 compared with $29,375 for females. The per capita income was $17,574. About 14.5% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 24.1% of those age 65 or over.
Moundville Archaeological Park
The Moundville Archaeological Park is a National Historic Landmark. The 320-acre (1.3 km2) park contains 26 prehistoric, Mississippian culture-era Native American earthwork mounds, burial sites and artifacts.
The largest Native American mounds are located near the Black Warrior River. Mounds become smaller as farther from the river. This might be an indication of the relative ranks of the people who built and maintained the mounds.
A palisade was built around three sides of the center of Moundville, surrounding the mounds, a plaza and residential areas. This palisade was rebuilt at least six times during the site's occupation.
Work of Walker Evans and James Agee
In the 1930s, the photographer Evans and writer Agee documented the lives of tenant farmers living in this area in the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and the more recently published Cotton Tenants.
- Rufus Deal, former Auburn University and professional football player
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