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Mount Olive, Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
 • Total 9.30 sq mi (24.09 km2)
 • Land 9.30 sq mi (24.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
607 ft (185 m)
 • Total 4,427
 • Density 476.18/sq mi (183.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-52344
GNIS feature ID 0123277

Mount Olive, also spelled Mt. Olive is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Alabama. Its location is in the suburbs of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, the population of the community is 4,079. Mount Olive is bordered on the south and the east by the town of Gardendale, and in fact, some areas that had previously been in Mount Olive have been annexed into Gardendale over the years. Running along part of the border between Mt. Olive and Gardendale is the major expressway, Interstate 65. Eventually, part of Birmingham's Northern Beltline will cut through northwestern sections of Mt. Olive. Mt. Olive has its own elementary school, and was formerly the home of a junior high school.


Mount Olive is located at 33°41′3″N 86°52′31″W / 33.68417°N 86.87528°W / 33.68417; -86.87528 (33.684191, -86.875139).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,957
2010 4,079 3.1%
2020 4,427 8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 4,079 people, 1,551 households, and 1,217 families residing in the community. The population density was 440 people per square mile (170/km2). There were 1,631 housing units at an average density of 175.4 per square mile (67.7/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 97.7% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and .5% from two or more races. 0.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,551 households 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 19.2% of households were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% 65 or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median household income was $63,942 and the median family income was $81,477. Males had a median income of $51,035 versus $34,426 for females. The per capita income for the community was $28,151. About 4.5% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Mount Olive racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,029 91.01%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 117 2.64%
Native American 12 0.27%
Asian 19 0.43%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 166 3.75%
Hispanic or Latino 83 1.87%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,427 people, 1,620 households, and 1,280 families residing in the CDP.

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