Hanceville, Alabama

Hanceville is a city in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,096.[3]

Hanceville, Alabama
City of Hanceville
Motto(s): 
"A Positive and Progressive Community"
Location of Hanceville in Cullman County, Alabama.
Location of Hanceville in Cullman County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°3′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.06333°N 86.76083°W / 34.06333; -86.76083
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCullman
Government
 • MayorKenneth Nail
Area
 • Total4.51 sq mi (11.69 km2)
 • Land4.50 sq mi (11.65 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
541 ft (165 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,982
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
3,461
 • Density769.11/sq mi (296.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35077
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-32968
GNIS feature ID0119667
Websitecityofhanceville.net

HistoryEdit

Founded in Blount County, Hanceville was incorporated in May 1879. At the time of Cullman County's creation in 1877, half of Hanceville resided in each county. In 1885, county boundaries were redrawn and all of Hanceville was placed within Blount County. In 1901, county boundaries were redrawn again and this time all of the town was placed within Cullman County, in which it has remained.[4]

GeographyEdit

Hanceville is located in southeastern Cullman County at 34°3′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.06333°N 86.76083°W / 34.06333; -86.76083 (34.063463, -86.760908).[5] U.S. Route 31 passes through the city, leading north 9 miles (14 km) to Cullman, the county seat, and south 14 miles (23 km) to Smoke Rise.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.34%, is water.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880150
1910464
1920441−5.0%
193078076.9%
1940650−16.7%
195077519.2%
19601,17451.5%
19702,02772.7%
19802,2209.5%
19902,2461.2%
20002,95131.4%
20102,9821.1%
2019 (est.)3,461[2]16.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

At the 2000 census there were 2,951 people, 1,167 households, and 710 families living in the city. The population density was 718.6 people per square mile (277.2/km2). There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 322.2 per square mile (124.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.09% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[8] Of the 1,167 households 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 32.6% of households were one person and 12.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

The age distribution was 17.8% under the age of 18, 17.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.

The median household income was $26,351 and the median family income was $35,370. Males had a median income of $31,439 versus $18,112 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,371. About 12.5% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 2,982 people, 1,233 households, and 691 families living in the city. The population density was 733 people per square mile (283.1/km2). There were 1,439 housing units at an average density of 340.2 per square mile (131.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 3.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 2.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[9] Of the 1,233 households 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 37.1% of households were one person and 17.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.98.

The age distribution was 21.6% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% 65 or older. The median age was 40.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median household income was $30,903 and the median family income was $45,560. Males had a median income of $34,338 versus $35,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,078. About 14.5% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

AttractionsEdit

Hanceville is home to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. The construction began in 1996 and was completed in 1999, under the direction of Mother Angelica of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Hanceville is also home to Alabama's oldest paintball and airsoft field, Mount Doom Paintball Field. It has been in operation since the 1980s.

EducationEdit

Hanceville High School serves 342 students in grades 9-12. The school colors are purple and gold, and its mascot are the Bulldogs. It is a member of the Cullman County Board of Education.[1] In 2001 the Lady Bulldogs basketball team won the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Championship.[2]

Colleges and universitiesEdit

Wallace State Community College is the only college in the city. It opened in 1966 and has approximately 6,000 students.[10]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hanceville city, Alabama (revised 07-02-2012)". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hanceville". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved Aug 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  10. ^ "Parents | Wallace State Community College". www.wallacestate.edu. Retrieved Aug 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Bill Steltemeier, EWTN Founding President, Dies, 83; Deacon Served Network Since 1980". Multichannel News. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-02-24.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°03′48″N 86°45′39″W / 34.063463°N 86.760908°W / 34.063463; -86.760908