kids encyclopedia robot

Warrior, Alabama facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Location of Warrior in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of Warrior in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Blount, Jefferson
 • Total 9.78 sq mi (25.32 km2)
 • Land 9.78 sq mi (25.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
564 ft (172 m)
 • Total 3,224
 • Density 329.75/sq mi (127.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 205 & 659
FIPS code 01-79944
GNIS feature ID 0128594

Warrior is a city in Jefferson and Blount counties in the State of Alabama. At the 2020 census, the population was 3,224. It is a northern suburb of Birmingham.


Warrior was incorporated in either 1889 or 1899, though most records cite the 1889 date. The city derives its name from the nearby Black Warrior River.


Warrior is the northernmost city in Jefferson County, with outlying parts of the city in Blount County. It is traversed by I-65 and U.S. Highway 31.

Warrior is located at 33°48'48.985" North, 86°48'41.238" West (33.813607, -86.811455).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.3 km2), all land.

Warrior is in the Central time zone. The elevation at the center of town is 564 feet (172 m), though it ranges from over 620 feet (190 m) north of the center to less than 300 feet (91 m) along the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, which forms the southern boundary of the city.

Annual events

Warrior Day, a yearly town festival, is held each year in early autumn. Entertainment and food vendors set up in town in addition to a large swap meet.


Rickwood Caverns State Park is located 7 miles (11 km) north of Warrior near Interstate 65 and the community of Smoke Rise. Featuring limestone formations, blind cave fish, and an underground pool, Rickwood Caverns is a recognized member of the National Caves Association, and offers more than a mile of living geology.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,018
1910 660 −35.2%
1920 568 −13.9%
1930 646 13.7%
1940 1,008 56.0%
1950 1,384 37.3%
1960 2,448 76.9%
1970 2,621 7.1%
1980 3,260 24.4%
1990 3,280 0.6%
2000 3,169 −3.4%
2010 3,176 0.2%
2020 3,224 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2020 census

Warrior racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,523 78.26%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 463 14.36%
Native American 10 0.31%
Asian 16 0.5%
Other/Mixed 156 4.84%
Hispanic or Latino 56 1.74%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,224 people, 1,647 households, and 957 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,176 people, 1,336 households, and 886 families living in the city. The population density was 402.2 people per square mile (155.3/km2). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 148.3 per square mile (57.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.1% White, 14.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 1,336 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the age distribution of the population showed 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,851, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $43,504 versus $30,081 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,263. About 11.4% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 16.2% ages 65 and older.


Warrior is home of the 1992/1993 Class 2A (AHSAA) Boys' Basketball Champions from the former Warrior High School. In 1996, the Olympic Torch was relayed through the city during the weeks leading up to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.


Warrior Elementary School is located in Warrior, and the city is served by Mortimer Jordan High School and North Jefferson Middle School in nearby Kimberly.

Notable people

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Warrior (Alabama) para niños

kids search engine
Warrior, Alabama Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.