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North Johns, Alabama
Location of North Johns in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of North Johns in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
502 ft (153 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 127
 • Density 769.70/sq mi (297.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35006
Area code(s) 205 & 659
FIPS code 01-55152
GNIS feature ID 0124007

North Johns is the second smallest incorporated town in Jefferson County, Alabama (after Cardiff), United States. It is located approximately eight miles southwest from the Birmingham suburb of Hueytown. North Johns was a thriving mining town at the beginning of the 20th century, when more than 2000 people lived in and around the community. It is named after a Welsh-born mining engineer, Llewellyn Johns, who opened coal mining operations throughout the area in the 1880s. At the 2010 census the population was 145, an increase of three persons from 2000.

History

North Johns was incorporated in July 1912, although not until 1930 did it first appear on the Census records. It was listed as Johns in that census and North Johns from 1940 to date. Its peak recorded population was in 1950 when it had 454 residents.

Geography

It is located at 33°22′1″N 87°6′5″W / 33.36694°N 87.10139°W / 33.36694; -87.10139 (33.366880, -87.101486).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 344
1940 404 17.4%
1950 454 12.4%
1960 338 −25.6%
1970 241 −28.7%
1980 243 0.8%
1990 177 −27.2%
2000 142 −19.8%
2010 145 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2020 census

North Johns racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 68 53.54%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 49 38.58%
Pacific Islander 1 0.79%
Other/Mixed 2 1.57%
Hispanic or Latino 7 5.51%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 127 people, 64 households, and 27 families residing in the town.

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