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Satsuma
City
Motto: "Enjoy Quality of Life in Satsuma"
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Location in Mobile County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Area
 • Total 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,182
 • Density 874.9/sq mi (336.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36572
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-68352
GNIS feature ID 0126426
Website http://www.cityofsatsuma.com/

Satsuma is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,687. Known prior to 1915 as Fig Tree Island, the city was named after the Satsuma orange, which was successfully cultivated and grown in Alabama starting in 1878, a gift from Meiji, Japan. Satsuma is a part of the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

Geography

Satsuma is located at 30°51′16″N 88°3′16″W / 30.85444°N 88.05444°W / 30.85444; -88.05444 (30.854518, -88.054415).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which 6.5 square miles (17 km2) is land and 0.15% is water.

History

The area was inhabited for thousands of years by differing cultures of indigenous peoples.

  • 1878 Farmers introduced Mandarin Satsuma oranges to Alabama from Japan for cultivation
  • 1900 Satsuma area known as Fig Tree Island
  • 1910 Pace Orange Orchard had about 100 acres (0.40 km2) of pecans and satsuma trees on the area
  • 1915 Town named "Satsuma"
  • 1918 Mr. Norman E. McConaghy hired as manager of the Satsuma Orange & Pecan Groves Company.
  • 1922 Packing house built; still stands above Mac's Landing
  • 1912-1924 Satsuma trees damaged by cold weather and citrus canker
  • 1959 Plans for a Town Charter submitted to the County of Mobile and the State of Alabama were approved. April 6, 1959 was the first municipal election.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,491
1970 2,035 36.5%
1980 3,822 87.8%
1990 5,194 35.9%
2000 5,687 9.5%
2010 6,168 8.5%
Est. 2015 6,182 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,687 people, 2,017 households, and 1,688 families residing in the city. The population density was 873.1 people per square mile (337.3/km²). There were 2,107 housing units at an average density of 323.5 per square mile (125.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 5.05% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,017 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,496, and the median income for a family was $53,180. Males had a median income of $39,123 versus $24,851 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,972. About 4.7% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,168 people, 2,290 households, and 1,774 families residing in the city. The population density was 948.9 people per square mile (365.0/km²). There were 2,416 housing units at an average density of 371.7 per square mile (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.7% White, 7.9% Black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,290 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $59,289, and the median income for a family was $63,333. Males had a median income of $46,938 versus $33,791 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,087. About 0% of families and 0.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


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