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Weaver
Location of Weaver in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Location of Weaver in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 3.48 sq mi (9.02 km2)
 • Land 3.48 sq mi (9.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,339
 • Density 959.76/sq mi (370.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36277
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-80352
GNIS feature ID 0153910

Weaver is a city in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 3,339. It is included in the Anniston-Oxford, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Weaver is located at 33°45′21″N 85°48′31″W / 33.755701°N 85.808541°W / 33.755701; -85.808541 and is bordered by the city of Anniston to the south.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weaver has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.12%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 74
1960 140 89.2%
1970 209 49.3%
1980 276 32.1%
1990 271 −1.8%
2000 261 −3.7%
2010 3,038 1,064.0%
2020 3,339 9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2020 census

Weaver racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,508 75.11%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 451 13.51%
Native American 21 0.63%
Asian 37 1.11%
Pacific Islander 13 0.39%
Other/Mixed 160 4.79%
Hispanic or Latino 149 4.46%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,339 people, 1,061 households, and 800 families residing in the city.

2019

As of the census of 2019, there were 5,771 people, 2011 households, and 1558 families residing in the city. The population density was 77 people per square mile (338.5/km2). There were 1,307 housing units at an average density of 376.7 per square mile (145.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.4% White, 13.6% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 3.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2011 households, out of which 84.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,791, and the median income for a family was $48,478. Males had a median income of $34,125 versus $25,573 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,078. About 10.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Weaver is home to two public schools:

  • Weaver High School (Grades 7-12)
  • Weaver Elementary School (Grades K-6)

The public schools in Weaver are run by Calhoun County Schools. Weaver High School's sports teams, the Bearcats, compete in Class 3A of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA).

Weaver High School has served as a cornerstone and community center for Weaver, Alabama since 1968. The school holds various AHSAA records but none as dominating as the 221 consecutive boys wrestling dual-meet wins. A 27th individual state title was won by Christian Cortez, making him the fourth ASHAA state champion under Andy Fulmer. Others to receive state titles within the Fulmer era are Jake Taylor, Daren Allison and DeAnthony Smith.

Notable person

  • Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System
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